Banksy and Warhol coming to MOCO Amsterdam

Lydian BrunstingAgenda, Amsterdam, Coming Soon, Currently On, The NetherlandsLeave a Comment

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Banksy and Warhol coming to MOCO Amsterdam

9 April 2016 until 31 December 2016 (Banksy) and 15 November 2016 (Warhol)

This spring the Moco is opening its doors at the Museumplein in Amsterdam, the heart of the Dutch capital’s art world.

The new modern contemporary museum aims to make modern and contemporary art more accessible and available to an international and mixed audience. Part of the plan is to show artworks, which are part of private collections and thus rarely seen in public.

Moco is an initiative of gallery owners Lionel and Kim Loghies, owners of the Lionel Gallery in Amsterdam’s Spiegelstraat. Here they already organized various exhibitions of renowned artists like Keith Haring, Michel Basquiat, Damien Hurst.

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BANKSY ‘BEANFIELD’ at Moco Amsterdam.

In line with these names the opening exhibition of the Moco features works of two big names, namely street artist Banksy and the king of pop art Andy Warhol. Over more than 80 works of both artists will be on display. The above 3 x 4 meters large ‘Beanfield’ of Banksy is just one of them.

The museum is housed in Villa Alsberg just opposite the Rijksmuseum. The building is a former townhouse, which was fully restyled by Dutch designer Piet Boon’s design studio.

At a later stage artists like Os Gemeos, Kaws and Maya Huyuk are expected to exhibit their works at the Moco.

Keep an eye on our exhibition agenda for future exhibitions at Moco Amsterdam!

 

About The Author: Lydian Brunsting


'To be with Art is all we ask'- Gilbert and George. A quote that has stayed with me since I first saw it a couple of years ago. The word I would add though is 'travel' and that is, in fact, Art Weekenders, our new creation. The Art Weekenders project combines my passions for art, travel and photography, while we - at the same time - like to inspire and hopefully help you to prepare your art getaway. I am also photographer, writer and developer of the photoblog SHOuTography, a project that I started during a year of travelling through South-America to explore my life-long passion for photography.