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Warhol Wonderland

November 26, 2015
Warhol Unlimited
Question: what connects Albert Einstein with Marilyn Monroe, Mao and a gun-toting King? Andy Warhol, of course! Responsible for some of the most iconic visual images of our time, few artists have defined a movement as wholly as Warhol did Pop Art. However, there remains far more to his creative output than ubiquitous silk-screens, as explored in the Musée d’Art Moderne’s showstopper, Warhol Unlimited.

Centring on the striking group of 102 printed canvasses, Shadows, the expo affords attendees the opportunity to see the entire collection together in Europe for the first time.
The 200 oeuvres on display highlight the serial side of Warhol’s work, as well as the way in which he challenged accepted methods of viewing them. Indeed, of Shadows he famously said that it was not even art but rather, ‘disco decor’ because disco had been playing at the show’s opening.

Joining the 130-metre-long assemblage is a number of seminal series, including the Electric Chairs, Jackies and Flowers, plus forays into experimental film via Silver Clouds and a look into the spectacular environments crafted for concerts by the Velvet Underground.

Whether more familiar with Warhol than the artist himself, or completely new to the scene, you can’t fail to be captivated from A to B, and back again.

Until 7 Feb, 2016.

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris / 11 ave du Président Wilson, 16th / +33 1 53 67 40 00 / 10am-6pm Tue-Wed & Fri-Sun, 10am-10pm Thu / mam.paris.fr

All photos courtesy of © Warhol Unlimited, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

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