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16 April, 2016 | By Dimitry

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Moco will officially open its doors to the public April 9.

The first exhibitions will be dedicated to two giants of the art world: the Pope of Pop Art, Andy Warhol, and the star of street art, Banksy.

During the exhibition there will be more than fifty works of art from both artists, among which the 3 x 4 meters painting “Beanfield” by Banksy, which was showcased last in 2009 and the famous Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe.

The Moco Museum is an initiative of the owners of the LionelGallery, Lionel and Kim Logchies. For nearly 20 years, the couple has been involved with works by the biggest names in modern art, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Pablo Picasso and Jeff Koons.

The museum is aiming for a young international audience and intends to “show top pieces of art which would normally stay outside the reach of the general public.

The new museum for modern and contemporary art will be located on the Museum Square in Amsterdam, between two Amsterdam landmarks, the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum.More on this area here.

Website:www.mocomuseum.com

Moco Museum :

Opening : Saturday 9 april 10 -20 uur

Exhibitions:

Banksy ‘Laugh now’: t/m 4 september 2016

Warhol ‘Royal’: t/m 3 juli 2016

Honthorststraat 20 / Museumplein, Amsterdam.

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