Curated by gallery owner Ron Rivlin and director Korbin Coskey, “Andy Warhol: Revisited” is a wall-to-wall, salon-style exhibition featuring over 200 artworks by Warhol spanning from the 60s through 80s. One of the most revered pieces in the collection is Andy Warhol’s previously owned 1974 Rolls-Royce, the first time ever on-display to the public. The exhibit was attended by a wide array of industry VIPs and art world notables. Patrons were also treated to a performance by Sparkle Stone and Mariah from Drag Race.
Other works on display include 15 very rare complete portfolios, including Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe suite; a rare 1964 Stable Gallery plywood Campbell’s Juice Box previously owned by famed designer Halston; an extremely rare Andy Mouse portfolio by artist Keith Haring in collaboration with Warhol; and several 1981 paintings including Dollar Sign, black and white Ads and Illustrations series paintings, and Guns – depicting the weapon used by Valerie Solanas who attempted to murder Warhol in the late 1960’s.
Toronto native Rivlin made his name by founding multiple companies in the entertainment and hospitality industries and has become an avid collector of Warhol’s work over the years. In 2012, he saw an opportunity to open Revolver to express his passion for the life and works of Andy Warhol. Revolver Gallery maintains a one-artist program devoted exclusively to promoting and preserving the legacy of Andy Warhol through education and experience. In 2017, Revolver will give back to the community with the launch of its sister non-profit company named ArtCauseAmerica.org. Its mission is to provide students, who attend public schools with no art programs, the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of creating artwork for free through classes in public libraries.
“Andy Warhol: Revisited” runs through the end of the year.
Photo Credit: David Holmes