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May 2, 2023
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Andy Warhol and Photography: A Social Media

Until Sunday, 14 May 2023

  • This article was produced in collaboration with the Art Gallery of South Australia.
  • Steve Schapiro, America, 1934 - 2022, Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol, and others
  • at a party, 1965, New York, gelatin-silver photograph, 31.5 x 47.1 cm (image), 40.0
  • x 49.9 cm (sheet); Courtesy of Fahey/ Klein Gallery, © estate of Steve Schapiro.

Andy Warhol and Photography: A Social Media reveals an unseen side of celebrated Pop artist Andy Warhol through his career-long obsession with photography.

Whether he was behind or in front of the camera, photography formed an essential part of his artistic practice while also capturing an insider’s view of his celebrity social world.

Exclusive to the Art Gallery of South Australia, this exhibition features photographs, experimental films and paintings by Warhol, including his famed Pop Art portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley from the 1960s. It also contains works by his photographic collaborators and creative contemporaries, such as Christopher Makos, Gerard Malanga, Robert Mapplethorpe, David McCabe, and Duane Michals.


Andy Warhol and Photography: A Social Media
Exhibition closes 14 May
Open daily 10am-5pm
5-7 May & 12-14 May until 9pm
Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000
Tickets and more info

Decades before social media, Warhol’s photography was candid, collaborative and social, attuned to the power of the image to shape his public persona and self-identity.

Many of his photographs from the 1970s and ’80s offer behind-the-scenes glimpses into his own life and the lives of friends and celebrities, such as Muhammad Ali, Bob Dylan, Debbie Harry, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Liza Minnelli, Lou Reed and Elizabeth Taylor.

This exhibition asks the question, was Warhol the original influencer?

For more information and to purchase a ticket, visit the website.

Due to popular demand AGSA is open late during the final weekends of Andy Warhol and Photography: A Social Media. 

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