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


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Gayle Anderson is finding out about Andy Warhol’s “Cars” sequence on display for the initially time in North The us in more than 30 decades at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

The exhibit options 27 screen prints on canvas and 13 drawings from Warhol’s renowned “Cars” sequence. The entire world-renowned series characteristics eight Mercedes-Benz versions showcasing the background of vehicles. Apart from the functions, some of the vehicles portrayed by Warhol are displayed, which includes the Mercedes-Benz Method A person racing automobile W 196 R with streamlined overall body, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe (W 198) and the Mercedes-Benz 750-kilogram system racing auto W 125.

In a assertion, Mercedes-Benz Art Collection Head Renate Wiehager claimed, “Since the remarkably acclaimed presentation at the Guggenheim Museum New York in 1988, Andy Warhol’s “Cars” collection has been a visitor in important museums close to the planet. We are quite happy that immediately after much more than 30 many years, it will now be viewed all over again extensively in the US. The name Warhol has a ‘mythical’ attraction in the context of artwork, as the visitor quantities to his exhibitions present. This is also correct of the brand name Mercedes-Benz in its context, which – materialized in the image of the star – has a safe field of connotations: wonderful, speedy, present day, high-class, excellent.”

The Autos sequence is a person of the very last art collections built by Warhol prior to he died in 1987. Warhol made the sequence for the 100th anniversary of the then Daimler-Benz AG. Initially, 80 shots of 20 automobile styles from eight diverse decades have been supposed to be manufactured but only 36 prints on canvas and 13 drawings were accomplished. To date, 30 display prints and all 13 drawings are section of the Mercedes-Benz Art Assortment. The will work can be noticed at numerous Mercedes-Benz sites and can be accessed by staff members and the community by means of registered guided tours.

Andy Warhol: Cars and trucks
Functions from the Mercedes-Benz Art Assortment

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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