The Audlem Art Group, formed in October last year, headed off to Liverpool yesterday on its very first gallery visit.
Twenty members of the group enjoyed, despite initial concerns about weather conditions, a smooth and punctual rail journey before reaching the Tate Gallery at the port's Albert Dock and a very professional conducted tour of its Andy Warhol exhibition.
The American painter, film-maker and author was born in Pittsburgh, originally named Warhola.
After a successful career as a commercial artist his first one-man exhibition of drawings in New York was in 1952.
Interested in American popular art and film stars, produced works based on newspaper title pages and advertisements before using silkscreen reproduction for his famous 'Campbell's Soup Cans' series and 'Coca-Cola Bottles'.
Portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, Jackie Kennedy followed, and later car crashes, the electric chair, self-portraits and flowers, sometimes with rows of repeated images.
The Art Group has been learning about and practicing a range of techniques over the past four months under the tuition of Christine Johnson. They meet every other Friday at 1.00pm in the Scout & Guide Hall.
Yesterday's trip was deemed a great success and visits to other galleries and exhibitions will be planned.
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