a good picture is … of a famous person doing something unfamous. It’s about being in the right place at the wrong time
Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol and Photography: A Social Media reveals an unseen side of celebrated Pop artist Andy Warhol through his career-long obsession with photography. Whether he was behind or in front of the camera, photography formed an essential part of his artistic practice while also capturing an insider’s view of his celebrity social world.

Exclusive to AGSA, this exhibition features photographs, experimental films and paintings by Warhol, including his famed Pop Art portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley from the 1960s. It also contains works by his photographic collaborators and creative contemporaries such as Christopher Makos, Gerard Malanga, Robert Mapplethorpe, David McCabe, and Duane Michals.

Decades before social media, Warhol’s photography was candid, collaborative and social, attuned to the power of the image to shape his public persona and self-identity. Many of his photographs from the 1970s and 1980s offer behind-the-scenes glimpses into his own life and the lives of friends and celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Bob Dylan, Debbie Harry, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Liza Minnelli, Lou Reed and Elizabeth Taylor. This exhibition asks the question, was Warhol the original influencer?


Adult $25
Concession* $22
Member $18
Under 18 $10
Child (0-4 years) Free
Family (2 Adults & 3 Children under 18) $60
Group of 8+ $18 per person
AGSA Member Season Pass $45

Concession Types

Australian Government Concession Card holders, Seniors Card holders and full time students with valid Student ID.

Companion Card Program

We support the Companion Card program and provide one ticket for the cardholder's companion at no charge. Please present your Companion Card and valid ticket at the Atrium Ticket Desk between 3 March and 14 May to receive your Companion ticket.

For schools

School Bookings K-12 $50 per class, $30 equity​​​. Guided and self-guided visits are available.

Before you enter the exhibition

  • Please ensure you have your tickets ready for scanning
  • All large backpacks and bags must be cloaked
  • Take a selfie in an original 70s photobooth. Cost is $8, coin-operated only.
Presenting Partner
  • EY Updated Logo 2022
In Association With
  • Adelaide Festival

Warhol Entourage

Thank you to our major donors and Warhol Entourage members

Roger Lang
Maria Panagiotidis
Don Sarah AM

Steve Schapiro, United States of America, 1934 - 2022, Andy Warhol, 1965, New York, New York, United States of America, gelatin-silver photograph, 47.1 x 31.3 cm (image), 50.0 x 40.2 cm (sheet); V.B.F. Young Bequest Fund 2023, Art Gallery of South Australia, © estate of Steve Schapiro.

Curator's Insight

Julie Robinson introduces Andy Warhol and Photography

Bob Adelman, 1930 - 2016, Andy Warhol on the red couch at the Factory, 1964, New York, New York, United States of America, pigment print; Courtesy of Bob Adelman Estate, photo © Bob Adelman.


Explore a timeline of Andy Warhol's life

Christopher Makos, America, born 1948, Andy Warhol with glasses, NYC, 1986, New York, New York, United States of America, gelatin-silver photograph, 26.5 x 23.7 cm (image), 35.7 x 27.6 cm (sheet); Private collection, © Christopher Makos.


Read in-depth essays on Andy Warhol's photography and influences