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.
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!