POP PICTURES PEOPLE
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is back at the Museum Brandhorst. Alongside the solo exhibitions of Kerstin Brätsch and Seth Price, the rooms on the lower level will display the Warhol highlights from the Brandhorst Collection. The exhibition affords in-depth insights into the Pop-Art icon’s legacy. The juxtaposition of Andy Warhol’s works with those of his contemporaries and successors such as Alex Katz (b. 1927), Louise Lawler (b. 1947), Keith Haring (1958-1990), Cady Noland (b. 1956) and Jeff Koons (b. 1955) demonstrate the continued relevance of his oeuvre. The superficies and veritable shallowness of the imagery surrounding the cult of celebrity, the eccentric icons of the LGBT community in Warhol’s “Factory”, and the power of and in images propagated by the media were all recurring themes in Andy Warhol’s work from the early 1960s on. The exhibition encompasses approximately 60 works by Warhol from the 1960s to the 1980s, as well as new acquisitions from the Brandhorst Collection, such as Elaine Sturtevant’s famous Warhol remake ‘Warhol Black Marilyn’ (2004), which have never been shown in the museum before.