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




Gayle Anderson is understanding about Andy Warhol’s “Cars” collection on display screen for the initially time in North The united states in a lot more than 30 many years at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

The exhibit characteristics 27 monitor prints on canvas and 13 drawings from Warhol’s renowned “Cars” series. The planet-well known collection features 8 Mercedes-Benz products showcasing the historical past of cars. Apart from the operates, some of the cars portrayed by Warhol are shown, together with the Mercedes-Benz Method One particular racing car W 196 R with streamlined body, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe (W 198) and the Mercedes-Benz 750-kilogram method racing auto W 125.

In a assertion, Mercedes-Benz Artwork Assortment Head Renate Wiehager reported, “Since the really acclaimed presentation at the Guggenheim Museum New York in 1988, Andy Warhol’s “Cars” sequence has been a guest in key museums all over the globe. We are really delighted that just after additional than 30 many years, it will now be observed once again extensively in the US. The title Warhol has a ‘mythical’ attraction in the context of artwork, as the visitor numbers to his exhibitions display. This is also genuine of the brand name title Mercedes-Benz in its context, which – materialized in the image of the star – has a secure field of connotations: beautiful, speedy, present day, deluxe, high-quality.”

The Autos series is just one of the previous artwork collections produced by Warhol in advance of he died in 1987. Warhol developed the series for the 100th anniversary of the then Daimler-Benz AG. At first, 80 shots of 20 vehicle products from 8 distinct many years were being intended to be produced but only 36 prints on canvas and 13 drawings had been accomplished. To date, 30 screen prints and all 13 drawings are section of the Mercedes-Benz Art Assortment. The functions can be observed at a variety of Mercedes-Benz sites and can be accessed by workers and the public via registered guided excursions.

Andy Warhol: Vehicles
Is effective from the Mercedes-Benz Artwork Collection

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Gayle Anderson reports for the KTLA 5 News on July 25, 2022.


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