Ireland Holds Biggest Ever Andy Warhol Exhibition

Hugh Lane Gallery and Dublin City Council have announced the largest ever Andy Warhol exhibition in Ireland – the first in 25 years.

Andy Warhol Three Times Out will feature more than 250 works including the iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe.

A unique exhibition of Andy Warhol’s paintings, prints, photographs, films and installations will open at Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland this autumn (6th October 2023 – 28th January 2024) showcasing the artist’s extraordinary range of artworks produced over four decades.

Andy Warhol Three Times Out has been five years in the making and includes more than 250 works on loan from museums and private collections in the US, Canada, Europe and the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

The exhibition is curated by Barbara Dawson, Director of Hugh Lane Gallery and Michael Dempsey, Head of Exhibitions.


Andy Warhol is without doubt one of the most important and recognisable artists of the 20th-century. He devised new ways of image making, experimenting with multiple images silkscreened on canvas, printing, photography, film, publishing, advertising, performance, video and television. Combining these mediums, Warhol challenged conventional canons in art, dismissing traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture.

A broad range of Warhol’s work has been selected for the exhibition in Dublin, from the iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans, Flowers, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy and Chairman Mao, to his observations on identity and mortality in his multiple self-portraits, skulls, electric chairs and avant garde films Empire, Sleep, Kiss and Outer and Inner Space. Visitors to the exhibition will also experience Warhol’s immersive Silver Clouds sculpture (seen top of page – After Andy Warhol, Facsimiles of Silver Clouds, 1966 refabricated for The Andy Warhol Museum in 1994 [Warhol Museum Series] in cooperation with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and Billy Klüver Helium-filled metalized plastic film (Scotchpak) Flat: 88.9 × 132.1 cm, Inflated: 81.3 × 121.9 × 38.1 cm. IA1994.13. Original Silver Clouds: The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Facsimile Silver Clouds: © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc).


Unique to the exhibition will be a section focusing on the work and collaborations both Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon (whose famous studio firms part of the Hugh Lane collection) had with acclaimed US artist and photographer Peter Beard, provoking new thinking on the status of these two titans of the 20th-century.

Barbara Dawson, Director of Hugh Lane Gallery says: “Hugh Lane Gallery is delighted to present Andy Warhol Three Times Out. This exhibition shows how Warhol utterly changed the way the world experiences art. His work explored the relationship between artistic expression and the flourishing consumer culture of the 1960s, new technology and celebrity status, as well as mortality, in a diverse body of works that underpins his artistic genius.

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1966. Silkscreened synthetic polymer paint and enamel, pencil and ballpoint pen on six canvas panels. Framed, each: 58.4 x 58.4 x 3.2 cm. Accession Number: B-WARH-2P98.16.1-.6. The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection © 2023 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  

“As society navigates the age of social media and surveillance capitalism – how our data is being captured and monetized- it is impossible to overlook Warhol’s prescient vision so relevant to us today.”

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Daithí de Róiste added:“Dublin City Council and the team at Hugh Lane Gallery deserve great praise for the achievement of producing such a prestigious exhibition for our city. Today’s news will generate excitement not just amongst Irish audiences but will attract international visitors to Dublin to see a Warhol exhibition on this scale.”

Exhibition information:
Dates: 6th October 2023 – 28th January 2024
Venue: Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, D01F2X9, Ireland
Admission: This is a ticketed exhibition with further details to follow.
Tickets will be on sale from Monday 14th August 2023

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