Avedon Warhol at the Gagosian

Avedon Warhol at the Gagosian Gallery

Earlier this week the Tomorrow team paid a visit to the Kings Cross outpost of the Gagosian Gallery to see the first exhibition to pair works by Richard Avedon and Andy Warhol. Both artists rose to prominence in postwar America and their most memorable images, produced in response to changing cultural mores, are icons of the twentieth century. The pieces in the exhibition date from the 1950s through to the 1990s and throughout the exhibition the artists works are juxtaposed to explore themes themes such as social and political power and the glamour and despair of celebrity. The exhibition features iconic works by both artists including Warhol’s Chairman Mao and Liza Minelli, alongside Avedon’s portraits of Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn. The Gagosian Britannia Street Gallery is an oasis of calm amid the chaos of Kings Cross and is well worth a visit. Until 23 April

The Gagosian Gallery, 6-24 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JD