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

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Gayle Anderson is understanding about Andy Warhol’s “Cars” sequence on show for the first time in North America in much more than 30 decades at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

The show functions 27 display screen prints on canvas and 13 drawings from Warhol’s renowned “Cars” sequence. The entire world-famed collection attributes 8 Mercedes-Benz models showcasing the historical past of cars. Apart from the functions, some of the motor vehicles portrayed by Warhol are exhibited, like the Mercedes-Benz Formula One racing vehicle W 196 R with streamlined human body, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe (W 198) and the Mercedes-Benz 750-kilogram system racing auto W 125.

In a statement, Mercedes-Benz Art Collection Head Renate Wiehager explained, “Since the really acclaimed presentation at the Guggenheim Museum New York in 1988, Andy Warhol’s “Cars” collection has been a visitor in significant museums all-around the planet. We are very pleased that right after additional than 30 several years, it will now be witnessed again thoroughly in the US. The identify Warhol has a ‘mythical’ attraction in the context of art, as the customer quantities to his exhibitions exhibit. This is also legitimate of the manufacturer title Mercedes-Benz in its context, which – materialized in the symbol of the star – has a protected discipline of connotations: beautiful, rapidly, present day, luxurious, high quality.”

The Cars series is 1 of the past artwork collections made by Warhol just before he died in 1987. Warhol designed the sequence for the 100th anniversary of the then Daimler-Benz AG. To begin with, 80 pictures of 20 motor vehicle products from 8 distinct many years were supposed to be manufactured but only 36 prints on canvas and 13 drawings were being finished. To date, 30 screen prints and all 13 drawings are part of the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection. The works can be found at different Mercedes-Benz websites and can be accessed by staff members and the public via registered guided tours.

Andy Warhol: Cars and trucks
Is effective from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-930-2277

If you have issues, you should experience free of charge to contact Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732, email Gayle at [email protected] or Tweet / Instagram Gayle at ktlagayle.

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

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