Starting from today, the Warhol. Mechanical Art will be an exhibition open until September 16, 2018. Organized by and held at Museo Picasso Málaga in Spain, the show will be a comprehensive overview of all types of Warhol art. From his earlier drawings, audiovisual installations, paintings, and artist books, there will be a strong range of Warhol material up front for viewers to marvel at. Along with his iconic Campbell Soup (1962), canvases of Mao (1973), and Marilyn (1962), the exhibition will highlight more experimental works such as the Silver Clouds installation.
A pioneering figure of the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol’s legacy continues to thrive on as his works have become an integral part of contemporary imagery. The exhibition will focus on the ways in which the public can tangibly understand the scope and depth of his works.
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The first of his screen prints, Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe series (1967) are motley variations of the iconic actress. Except Andy Warhol's Marilyn Diptych is half colorless, perhaps in response to her tragic end.
Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans are perhaps the most well-known images of American modern art. Initially created as a series of thirty two canvases in 1962, the soup cans gained international acclaim as a breakthrough in Pop Art.
The whimsical series came to fruition under the guidance of Pop art dealer Ivan Karp and printmaker Gerard Malanga. This series is one of the first edition print series Warhol created.
Andy Warhol famously said “I want to be as famous as the Queen of England.” In 1985, he turned his attention to the monarchy by creating The Reigning Queens Series screenprints, a portfolio of sixteen works featuring female monarchs of the time. This iconic portfolio is considered Warhol’s largest portfolio of screenprints. The queens featured are Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Beatrix of Netherlands, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland.
Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger met in 1964 in New York when Jagger and the Rolling Stones were still relatively unknown in the United States. Warhol was fascinated by Jagger’s celebrity status and decided to create a portfolio of ten screenprints featuring Jagger titled Mick Jagger, 1975.