The first in a new gala series that rediscovers history’s most celebrated art parties, Art Bash! The Factory revives the disruptive spirit of Andy Warhol and his silver-clad studio.
Over $1M Raised! Thank you to our generous supporters for making the inaugural Art Bash! a smashing success and to all our guests for bringing the disruptive spirit of Andy Warhol alive. Read more here.
New York, 1960s: Andy Warhol’s silver studio, The Factory, was a favourite romping ground for the art world’s most interesting and radical people. By day, studio assistants fueled the mass production of what would become some of Warhol’s most iconic works. By night, artistic revolutionaries, promising future talents and poetic thinkers descended upon Manhattan for The Factory’s legendary parties. It was a wondrous atmosphere imagined by artists where creativity flourished and everyone was a star.
Toronto, 2017: Art Bash! The Factory brings together the city’s most passionate art lovers to rediscover Warhol’s disruptive spirit. Flashing lights and flickering silver fill the AGO as our own factory of visionary artists captivate eyes and imaginations. Together, we will raise important funds to strengthen our collections and exhibitions, grow audiences and access to transformative experiences, and remove barriers to welcome more curious minds at the AGO.