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Iconic Pop-Art By Banksy AND Andy Warhol Are Both Coming To Dublin

By Sarah

February 17, 2017 at 9:32am

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Art lovers, REJOICE. Dublin is about to be home (albeit, temporarily) to something incredible.

Prepare to feast your eyes on the coolest art you'll ever see next month, because work by some of the world's most famous artists will be coming to Dublin in March for a once-in-lifetime exhibition by Gormley's on South Frederick Street.

Exhibitions like this usually only happen in slick cities such as New York and London, so we should be pretty excited that Dublin is catching up with other artsy scenes.

Pieces by Andy Warhol, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Robert Indiana, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Bambi will be displayed in the gallery.

Yep, we do mean THE Andy Warhol of neon Marilyn Monroe and Campbell's Soup fame, along with the ultimate street artist Banksy, who we're pretty sure everyone and their grannies know of.

Other deadly pieces of art on show will include a Rihanna painting by street artist Bambi, know for her funky illustrations and stencil drawings, and 'Flexible' by NYC graffiti-legend Jean-Michel Basquiat. 

We for one can't wait to soak up all the colours and fun pop-art images.

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Art (L-R): Bambi, and Jean-Michel Basquiat

Speaking to District Magazine, gallery owner Oliver Gormley said that:

 “we are genuinely excited to bring work by some of the world’s most highly renowned contemporary artists to Ireland, with an exhibition that represents a new departure for us.''

“Currently, many Irish art collectors go to London or New York to purchase this type of work from artists like Banksy, one of the most sought-after stars of the art world. This is a rare opportunity to see it up close in Dublin."

The amazing pieces will be in town from Thursday March 2 – Wednesday March 22, which means you have exactly 20 days to save your pennies and be the proud owner of a rare piece of art that will last a lifetime.

And hey, even if we can't afford them it doesn't hurt to look.

More info about the artists and what you can see is here.

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