The first ever solo exhibition in the North of England featuring the work of celebrated U.S. artist and leading figure in pop art Andy Warhol is to be held at Tate Liverpool in November.
The exhibition, Transmitting Andy Warhol, scheduled to open on Nov. 7, will "star" one of the most iconic images of the 20th century, his artwork featuring the Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe.
The painting, Marilyn Diptych, has been named the world's third most influential work of modern art, and remains one of the most enduring images of all time.
The event will bring together more than 100 of Warhol's artworks across a range of media, all created by a man regarded as one of the most influential, controversial and notorious artists of the twentieth century.
The artist, who was born in Pittsburgh in 1928 and died in 1987 in New York, remains one of the most important and influential artists of the Post War period and the central figure associated with pop art.
Warhol's ideas and artwork brought to life his belief that "art should be for everyone" and the Tate exhibition will trace how his practice expanded into publishing, film, music and broadcasting.
From television commercials to featuring pop culture icons, Transmitting Andy Warhol shows how the artist combined the conceptual processes of making, marketing, publicity and distribution within a single artwork.
The exhibition, which will run until Feb. 8, 2015, will include some of his best known works. As well as Marilyn Diptych, his tribute after her untimely Marilyn Monroe, the exhibits will include Dance Diagram and Do-it-Yourself paintings.
During the 1960s Warhol made his name by painting celebrities such as blonde actress Monroe, the so-called King of Rock music Elvis Presley, the actor Marlon Brando and screen diva Elizabeth Taylor. Warhol also painted objects including Campbell's Soup Cans, dollar bills and electric chairs.
Tate Liverpool belongs to the nationally-run Tate and attracts more than 600,000 visitors a year to its gallery in the city's regenerated dockland complex, the Albert Dock.