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Andy Warhol: Cars / Works from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection




Gayle Anderson is finding out about Andy Warhol’s “Cars” sequence on screen for the to start with time in North The us in a lot more than 30 many years at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

The exhibit features 27 monitor prints on canvas and 13 drawings from Warhol’s renowned “Cars” collection. The world-popular series capabilities 8 Mercedes-Benz styles showcasing the historical past of vehicles. Aside from the will work, some of the motor vehicles portrayed by Warhol are shown, including the Mercedes-Benz Formula One particular racing automobile W 196 R with streamlined human body, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe (W 198) and the Mercedes-Benz 750-kilogram system racing motor vehicle W 125.

In a statement, Mercedes-Benz Art Selection Head Renate Wiehager claimed, “Since the extremely acclaimed presentation at the Guggenheim Museum New York in 1988, Andy Warhol’s “Cars” collection has been a guest in significant museums about the environment. We are pretty pleased that after far more than 30 many years, it will now be noticed all over again thoroughly in the US. The name Warhol has a ‘mythical’ attraction in the context of artwork, as the customer numbers to his exhibitions show. This is also true of the brand identify Mercedes-Benz in its context, which – materialized in the image of the star – has a protected area of connotations: lovely, speedy, modern, luxurious, top quality.”

The Cars collection is one particular of the previous art collections made by Warhol before he died in 1987. Warhol established the collection for the 100th anniversary of the then Daimler-Benz AG. Initially, 80 photos of 20 automobile products from 8 unique a long time were meant to be manufactured but only 36 prints on canvas and 13 drawings had been accomplished. To date, 30 display screen prints and all 13 drawings are part of the Mercedes-Benz Artwork Collection. The performs can be seen at various Mercedes-Benz internet sites and can be accessed by workers and the general public by registered guided tours.

Andy Warhol: Cars
Will work from the Mercedes-Benz Art Selection

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Gayle Anderson experiences for the KTLA 5 Information on July 25, 2022.


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