WARHOL - The mechanical art


The mechanical art is a journey that allows to follow the creative development of this unique artist, from its beginnings in the Fifties as incipient commercial graphic designer in New York, until his death in 1987, already become a universal icon. The exhibition highlights the way in which Andy Warhol captures the cult of merchandise derived from industrial inventions of the 19th century. Warhol used all kinds of machines and techniques, from screen printing to video recorder, with production processes that he defined as "the same as an assembly line." This mechanical art cynically denies any intentional spiritual charge, but Warhol's nihilistic silence is one of the factors that give poetic height to his work. The exhibition includes a section of Warhol portraits by photographers such as Alberto Schommer, Richard Avedon or Robert Mapplethorpe, and a selection of essays written by theorists of his work.

In the exhibition you can see 352 works of art and all kinds of products designed and edited. They collaborate the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Georges Pompidou Center (Paris) and the Tate (London), among other public institutions and national and international private collections.

Free entry for "la Caixa" clients
Free entry for children under 16

14/09/2017 to 31/12/2017
Monday to Sunday from 10 to 20h
4.00 €
CaixaForum Barcelona, Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia 6-8

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