ANDY WARHOL, POP VISIONARY AT ROME

Liz, Andy Warhol 1964 Screenprint on paper, 58.7 x 58.7 cm Private Collection, Monaco (MC) © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. by SIAE 2018 for A. Warhol

 

The myth of Pop Art, Andy Warhol, is at the Vittoriano – Ala Brasini until the 3 of February with more than 170 masterpieces. We enter into the visionary world of the artist and go through his extraordinary genius life. The exhibition, 90 years after his birth, is a tribute to the cultural movement he created and still alive in fashion, cinema and everyday life.

The genius from Pittsburgh, fond of Italy, famous for his break of the last century tradition, saw the world through images. He put together high and low, giving them a new life.

“Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes in the future”
Andy Warhol 

THE EXHIBITION

This exhibition starts with his origins the Pop Art icons like the Campbell’s Soup Can followed by his series about Marilyn, Mao and Coca-Cola. The ordinary one becomes amazing and vice-versa, here there is the birth of mob, unconventionality and celebrities.

Marilyn, 1967

Serigraphy, 91,4×91,4 cm Collezione Eugenio Falcioni, Monaco (MC) © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. by SIAE 2018 per A. Warhol /a>

 

Mao, 1972

Serigraphy, 91,4×91,4 cm Private Collection, Santena (TO) © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. by SIAE 2018 per A. Warhol

Warhol became the centre of New York culture, went into the famous nightclub where he took the picture with Liza Minnelli, Debbie Harry, Paloma Picasso, Truman Capote. He worked at the silver Factory where you founded Bob Dylan, Truman Capote, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Jack Kerouac, Salvador Dalì, Tennessee Williams, Rudolf Nureyev, Montgomery Clift. He created famous groups album’s cover, like The Velvet Underground & Nico and the Rolling Stone. Here we can see singers’ portraits and album’s covers.

Exhibition setting up

AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

He loves celebrities’ portraits: Liz Taylor, Sylvester Stallone, John Wayne, Liza Minnelli, Valentino, Armani, Caroline di Monaco e Michael Jackson. Some of these serigraphs inspired by polaroids stands for his feeling with movies and fashion.

The most exciting attraction is when two opposites attract each other but never meet.”

Andy Warhol

During the seventies and the eighties he the most prolific and well-known living artist, an icon who brought a revolution into the international artistic and cultural language. Today, he would be an influencer, who reworked people, symbols, everyday life according to “the Warhol style”.

Campbell’s Soup, 1969

Serigraphy, 88,9×58,4 cm Collection Eugenio Falcioni, Monaco (MC) © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. by SIAE 2018 per A. Warhol

In the first days the exhibition, born thanks to the Lazio Region and Rome Capital, produced and organized by Arthemisia together with Eugenio Falcioni & Art Motors srl, managed from Matteo Bellenghi, was really crowded, a great success.

“Father and son of the Pop Art, it is not false say that if Warhol were alive today we would have seen an evolution in his modus operandi, more immediate according to the new global and fast society.”
Matteo Bellenghi

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