Last Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited to hear a speaker as part of the rotating lecture series at the Warhol Revisited exhibit at Bay and Bloor.
The speaker was Tavis Coburn, an illustrator with a colourful (sorry for the pun) career. He has worked in advertising, album covers and is frequently hired by magazines and newspapers for his art. As someone who knows basically nothing (read: absolutely nothing) about art, it was really interesting to hear how his career developed. Not only do I know very little about art, I’m also terrible at it, and so I’m always so impressed by someone with artistic ability.
The gallery isn’t very big but it is full of impressive art by the famous Andy Warhol. I’ve never seen any of his pieces in real life and some of the pieces were remarkable. I’ve of course seen the soup cans and the Marilyns but there was lots of portraits and characters that were beautifully done in his style.
The exhibit runs Tuesday-Saturday until the end of the year with a number of lectures happening, check the website for details. Tickets to the lectures include entrance to the gallery and is only open to lecture attendees.