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Love is Enough

Modern Art Oxford presents a major exhibition of work by William Morris and Andy Warhol, curated by Jeremy Deller


Works include the rarely seen Holy Grail tapestries

Modern Art Oxford presents Love is Enough, a major exhibition of work by William Morris and Andy Warhol, curated by Jeremy Deller from 6 December-8 March.

 Occupying all of the galleries at Modern Art Oxford, Love is Enough draws together works from public and private collections in the UK and North America. These include the epic and rarely seen Holy Grail tapestries completed by Morris in 1896, a selection of Warhol’s iconic silkscreens and archival material from the Warhol Museum in New York and a signed photograph of Shirley Temple posted to a thirteen-year old Andy from the actress in 1941.

On initial glance, these two artists of the 19th and 20th centuries may seem to have little in common; however they each developed an artistic practice and a conceptual framework that helped to define the centuries in which they lived. Love is Enough will examine the prolific careers of these two figures and illuminate many points of connectivity within their work, such as publishing and popular culture, notions of empire, nation, mythology, decoration and the artist as a brand.