Thursday 16th of July 2015
Hop in your Easirent hire car this summer and head to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to visit the exhibition Love is Not Enough: William Morris and Andy Warhol – an in depth exploration of the two influential artists’ work.
William Morris was a Victorian textile designer, novelist and poet who was a front runner in the British Art and Crafts movement, famous for his iconic patterns such as ‘Peacock and Dragon’, and ‘Strawberry Thief’. Andy Warhol on the other hand, was an American artist, who was an important leader in the Pop-Art movement, exploring the relationship between celebrity culture, artistic expression and advertising in the 1960s. Famous for his print screening, Warhol’s most iconic works include ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’ and ‘Marilyn Diptych’.
The exhibition of this unusual pairing is curated by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller, who has united his two artistic influences under one roof, citing the two artists’ interest in mass production and popular culture as the reason for their union.
Located in the Gas Hall in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Love is Enough: William Morris and Andy Warhol is open daily from 10:00 – 17:00 until 6th September 2015. Priced at £7 for an adult and £6 for a concession, the exhibition is not one to be missed.
Famous works including Warhol’s portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, will be shown alongside Morris’ rare and light sensitive Holy Grail Tapestries, which haven’t been on display to the public since 2008.
The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is only a short 20 minute drive from our Easirent hire car depot at Birmingham Inernational Airport.