Work on silkscreen shadows of American artist will be presented in France at the Museum of Modern Art in the capital from the month of October 2015 until February 2016 A first in Europe.
The series Shadows ( Shadows ) Andy Warhol, installing 130 meters long will be hosted for the first time in Europe at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, said Thursday its director, Fabrice Hergott during the presentation of programming the 2015 season of Paris Museums.
It will start in October 2015 and will end in February 2016 Sébastien Gokalp, which was already very inspired co-curator of the exhibition Fontana this year, is plunged into the Warholian universe and in the small world of its lenders.
Purchased by the Dia Foundation , a partner of the exhibition, this rare and little-known 102 paintings in 1979 is designed to cycle from two photos of shadows serigraphs 17 colors.
Through the series Shadows Warhol extends a longstanding interest: that it carries to the sets and visual repetition, as evidenced by the famous 32 Campbell soup cans in the early 60s “Cloths Shadows represent the border between the American dream and the American death. They are so obscure as glamorous as meditative qu’hallucinatoires, they are mirrors of mourning without reflection. It’s visual music, “says the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA), which is currently exhibiting the series. According to him, Shadows represent the most mysterious of the innovative artists of pop art work.
Go beyond Warhol, of all that is known, seen, repeated, the arts and museums stakes are high. To do this, the exhibition will connect the series Shadows with works of Pope American pop art from other series, including Flowers , Mao or Electric Chairs .