When most people think of Pop Art, they visualize the colorful Marilyn Monroe portrait by Andy Warhol. But how many of us get the opportunity to see the original? As the largest Warhol exhibition ever to be presented in Japan, “15 Minutes Eternal” is a comprehensive retrospective of Warhol’s work, with almost 700 pieces spanning his entire career. It includes, of course, the famous Marilyn screen print.
The title of the show is derived from Warhol’s famous statement: “In the future everybody will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Yet Warhol, who only lived to age 58, and whose rise to fame in the 1960s was rapid and dramatic, will likely influence art and be remembered eternally; Feb. 1-May 6.
Mori Art Museum; 53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Roppongi Stn. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Tue. except holidays till 5 p.m.). ¥1,500. 03-5777-8600; www.mori.art.museum/eng