LAST MINUTE: “THE MECHANICAL ART” WARHOL EXHIBITION
Only till 6 May!
A Guidepost Report
If you haven’t been to see the exhibition yet, you still have time. Some 350 works of the Pope of Pop Andy Warhol (1928-1987) are on exhibit at the Caixa Forum, Paseo del Prado 36, 28014 Madrid till the 6th of May. Among the works: Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup cans, the most popular containers in history (A 1964 large Campbell’s Soup Can sold for $7.4 million at a Sotheby’s auction in 2007), and the Marilyn Monroe portraits.
“The Mechanical Art,” which refers to the artist’s use of a mechanical screen printing technique in the 1960s to portray the leading figures of the contemporary world, is the most important retrospective ever on Andy Warhol in Spain.
Warhol’s art explores the relationship between the artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advdertising that flouished by the 1960s. The visual power of Warhol’s works, plus his charisma, have made him one of the world’s most popular and best loved pop artists.
Go see The Mechanical Art while there’s still time or you’ll forever regret it. Price is a measly $4.00.
Featured image/Tracy Hunter, CC BY2.0
Campbell’s Soup/Tomas Fano, CC BY-SA2,0
Marilyn Monroe/Galerie Estampre Moderne & Sportive Paris, CC BY-ND2.0
Famous for 15’/kiddo.-, CC BY2.0
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