Warhol and Cars: American Icons, which is the first exhibition to examine Warhol's dedication with cars, will be on display June 24-September 16 at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
A special preview of the exhibition, which is also open for the public, has been organized on June 22 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
"Warhol was fascinated with American culture and his images represented what he felt were elemental to our culture whether they were Hollywood icons, Campbell's soup cans, or Chryslers coming off the Detroit assembly line," Ron Platt, Curator of Modern and Contemporary art at the Birmingham Museum of Art said. "He loved to extol what America was famous for-its products and its thriving industries."
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The exhibition will feature more than 40 drawings, paintings, photographs and related archival material from 1946 to 1986. Andy Warhol has commendably helped to define America. Some of his signature images such as Campbell's soup cans, Coca-cola bottles, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor have been recognized by all over the world.
"PNC believes in the power of culturally engaging programs to strengthen our communities," Jim Hansen, Regional president of PNC Bank, Northern Alabama said. "We are excited that our relationship with the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh helped to bring this unique exhibition to Birmingham. This not only compliments the Museum's permanent collection of contemporary art, but supports the cultural vitality of this region."
The exhibition has been organized by Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey which will also recall the fascination of Warhol's work with cars which is visible throughout his career. The exhibition further features such as a 1979 film of Andy Warhol painting and also discussing a BMW M1 as part of the BMW Art Race Car Projects which was later introduced by French racer Herve Poulin.
(Source: Auto World News)