Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan is hosting the Andy Warhol exhibition
by Modem – Posted November 03 2022
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Andy Warhol is considered as a leading figure of the Pop Art movement, known as one of the most influential artists of all time for having producing some of the most iconic images of the 20th century, from celebrities to political figures and of course, himself, but also the imagery of popular culture and mass-media. His talent is recounted in 300 works presented on the occasion of the amazing exhibition Andy Warhol. La pubblicità e la forma. Produced by Comune di Milano–Cultura and Navigare, the exhibition, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva with Edoardo Falcioni, aims to reconstruct all the historical periods in which the artist, through his revolution, was able to innovate the history of twentieth century art, venturing into various fields such as fashion, music and entrepreneurship.

The exhibition will range from the 50s, which will consecrate him above all as a fine and highly respected designer, to the 60s, one of the artist's most prolific periods, who will become a real "social commentator", portraying icons (such as the mythical Campbell's Soup), fame (Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe) and disasters (from the faces of Jackie Kennedy marked for her husband's funeral to a 1970s Car Crash); from the 70s, in which he will become The society artist (great attention will be dedicated to the dualism of the sociological analysis of Warhol's work) to the 80s, in which the artist, presenting himself to the general public as the spiritual father of a new generation of artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, will create new symbolisms, experiments and tributes to the past.

Inside the exhibition there will be original paintings, unique works, historical serigraphs, drawings, polaroids, photographs and other real memorabilia such as the original covers designed and autographed by Warhol.

This Milanese exhibition reveals a famous Andy Warhol, but also a more secret artist. "Warhol is an artist who has given a classical aspect to the Pop art," said Achille Bonito Oliva. "He plays down the reality, playing with the repetition and multiplicity of the images. He was a multiplier."

Andy Warhol. La pubblicità e la forma
October 22, 2022 – March 26, 2023
Fabbrica del Vapore
via Giulio Cesare Procaccini 4, 20154 Milano

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