2024-04-25

Andy Warhol Exhibition 2023

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FAME is intended to be an introduction to the aspect of Warhol that I believe is most fascinating to many young people, including Saudi youth, as Andy Warhol’s journey, which started as a child staring at the movie screen and collecting publicity stills, is becoming more common through the rise of social media. FAME is an opportunity to further extend Warhol’s legacy by reaching new audiences through the display but also the talks programme and screen-printing workshops that will run in parallel to the exhibition

From February 17 until May 16, Arts Al Ula will open its door for the celebration of an exemplary artist whose work graces the homes and spaces of numerous people all over the world. This exhibition is a collaboration of Warhol’s museum “Fame: Andy Warhol in AlUla”, and it will feature some of his most popular and admired pieces of art.

The pieces will be curated by none other than the director of the Andy Warhol Museum, Patrick Moore in Maraya, the incomparable venue of Al Ula

Through an official statement, Moore expressed his excitement about being able to feature and exhibit Andy Warhol’s work in the ancient UNESCO Heritage site, “We are delighted to be collaborating with Arts AlUla on this exhibition, bringing some of Warhol’s most vibrant and iconic works to this monumental landscape

He added, “FAME is intended to be an introduction to the aspect of Warhol that I believe is most fascinating to many young people, including Saudi youth, as Andy Warhol’s journey, which started as a child staring at the movie screen and collecting publicity stills, is becoming more common through the rise of social media

The Executive Director of the Arts and Creative Industries for Art AlUla also lauded the event in a statement, citing, “We aim to drive a new era of cultural exchange, including exhibitions that feature the most important regional and international artists from the mid-20th century to the present day

The exhibition will run for four months and is open to visitors. Art enthusiasts, you are in for a treat! You will be able to see, in person, some of Andy Warhol’s most spectacular paintings and prints. He is known to create the whimsical, colorful portraits of A-list celebrities from Hollywood, champions, athletes, artists, singers, and more from 1960s and beyond. Perhaps you’re most familiar with his Elizabeth Taylor, Dolly Parton, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, and more.

In addition to this stunning spectacle, the exhibition will feature the artists’ biography manifested from his childhood and upbringing to his groundbreaking moment of fame. There will be workshops, masterclasses, talks in various content formats for the exhibition’s guests, so it is safe to say that this will be learning experience, par excellence.


Andy Warhol’s work has been spotted everywhere, from the walls of New York galleries to cans of soup. Now it is making its way to Saudi Arabia’s AlUla, as the exhibition FAME: Andy Warhol in AlUla opens from 17 February 2023.

FAME: Andy Warhol in AlUla is part of the Arts AlUla festival, which runs from 16 to 28 February 2023. The exhibition has been produced in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Museum, which holds the largest collection of the artist’s work and is curating this special exhibition for AlUla’s Maraya

Andy Warhol in AlUla

This is a rare chance to see some of Warhol’s most famous paintings and prints in the kingdom. The silkscreens showcase the artist’s interest in the power of public figures and celebrity. Highlights include Warhol’s silkscreen prints of Elizabeth Taylor, Muhammad Ali and Dolly Parton. 

The installation includes his specially designed wallpaper and Silver Clouds with floating metallic pillows. The exhibition also showcases rarely seen photographs, from Hollywood publicity shots to Polaroid portraits, which were later used as source images for his paintings and prints.

Andy Warhol in AlUla

Nora Aldabal, Executive Director, Arts and Creative Industries for Arts AlUla, explained: “In homage to a heritage built by diverse cultural perspectives, Arts AlUla will present FAME: Andy Warhol in AlUla as part of a long-term vision of spectacular and multicultural arts initiatives. We aim to drive a new era of cultural exchange, including exhibitions that feature the most important regional and international artists from the mid 20th century to the present day.”

AlUla is one of the most impressive historical sights in Saudi Arabia, as it combines history with modernity. The area is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts more than 2,000 years of history. 

AlUla is currently hosting its first-ever Ancient Kingdoms Festival, which runs from 11 to 27 November. Plus, Maraya hosts world-class concerts, which previously included Alicia Keys, John Legend and Westlife

GO: Visit www.experiencealula.com for more information

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