Until 18th May 2024 there will be an exhibition of the rare textile collection of the American legend of art, Andy Warhol.
The show is taking place in Edinburgh at the Dovecot Studios. This will be the first time that the collection has been shown in Scotland. Sixty contemporary designs include fabric lengths, garments, prints, film, and photography.
The extraordinary works by the Pop Art extraordinaire show a variety of prints, reflecting the reproduction of basic and best patterns used repeatedly in the 1950s American textile trade.
As a celebration of his work, the Dovecot Café will be redesigned in homage to Serendipity 3. Warhol was a regular visitor of the Serendipity 3 café in New York where he was inspired by the ice-cream desserts to candy apples and pretzels that all made great reproduced prints.
Warhol worked on his pieces with passion and as a well-known artist of the time, his fabrics were worked and sold anonymously in the design district of New York.
Until 2023 this collection of long researched designs were hidden from public view until their showcase at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.
Dovecot Director Celia Joicey says, “Dovecot is thrilled to be collaborating with the Fashion and Textile Museum to bring the first exhibition about Andy Warhol’s textile designs to Scotland. Warhol recognised textile as an artistic medium and, as a globally recognised name, offers Dovecot the opportunity to promote tapestry in the context of this joyful and vivacious work.”
Working alongside the Andy Warhol Exhibition, the Dovecot will be working with events including textile workshops. Tickets can be purchased on this link Andy Warhol: The Textiles (dovecotstudios.com)