Andy Warhol (1928-1987), well-known as the King of Pop Art, is one of the most famous contemporary artist of 20th Century, and could be featured in our “Works of Art Gallery“.
Exploring and exploiting all forms and techniques of art, he left works that everyone can easily recognize and that still move and challenge us today.
This exhibition Andy Warhol Unlimited takes place at the Museum of Modern Art of Paris until February 7, 2016, and presents for the first time in Europe “The Shadows”, a striking group of 102 silkscreened canvases of 17 different colors whose length totals more than 130 metres. This monumental work created between 1978 and 1979 is exceptional by its gigantism and its radical and unusual style : abstract and non-figurative.
One of the constant preoccupation of Andy Warhol was to reshape our perception of space and time which is also the main topic of the exhibition showcasing over 200 works mostly created in the 60s and 70s.
To better understand the genius of Andy Warhol, an artist more enigmatic and subtle than his excessive media exposure, let yourself be overwhelmed by the accumulation and repetition of the presented works ranging from the “Brillo Boxes” (1964) to the “Self-portraits” (1966–1967, 1981), from the “Screen Tests” (1964–1966) to the “Cows wallpaper” (1966) and from the “Flowers” groups to the “Mao” friezes, not to mention experimental film (the famous eight-hour Empire of 1964), the Silver Clouds (1966) and the spectacular environments created for concerts by the Velvet Underground (Exploding Plastic Inevitable, 1966).
Enjoy your stay at B-Montmartre Hotel to discover or rediscover this great artist of the 20th Century, who said : “If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface: of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.” [Interview with Gretchen Berg, The East Village Other, 1st November 1966]
Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson – 75116 Paris
Phone : +33 (0)1 53 67 40 00
Full price: 12€
Reduced price : 9€
Free : -18 years old
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission 5.15 pm)
Evening opening for exhibitions only, on Thursday until 10 pm (last admission 9.15 pm)
> CLOSED MONDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
January 1st, April 20th, , May 1st, May 8th, May 29th, June 8th, July 14th , August 15th, , November 1st*, November 11th*, December 25th.
On December 24th and 31st, the museum will exceptionally close at 5:00 pm.
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