Exhibition: Warhol and Cars – American Icons
With his art, Warhol decisively interpreted American pop culture. His subjects have ranged from typical American everyday objects such as Campbell’s soup tins and Coca-Cola bottles, up to the big Hollywood stars including Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. But he was also devoted to the automobile as a symbol of progress and a central element of American consciousness, and he produced numerous drawings, prints, paintings and photographs on the subject. The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is now showing 40-plus works with automotive themes. They range from coloured drawings of street cruisers from the 1950s, to the neon pop explosion of the 1980s – and even the BMW M1, the car that Warhol painted by hand in 1979, borrowed from the curators of the BMW Museum in Munich.
The exhibition ‘Warhol and Cars – American Icons’ runs until 13 May 2012 at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Photos: Andy Warhol Museum, BMW