ANDY WARHOL. CARS

WITH WORKS BY WARHOL, FLEURY, LONGO AND SZAREK

22 January 2010 - 16 May 2010
Andy Warhol
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé, 1954

CARS presents works from the Daimler Collection, by artists Andy Warhol, Robert Longo, Sylvie Fleury, and Vincent Szarek. Common to all of the works is their examination of the history, the types, or the design of the Mercedes-Benz car.

The core of the exhibit are the thirty-five silkscreen paintings of Andy Warhol’s (1928-1987) series CARS, which employ eight selected types of Mercedes to document the history of the automobile. This important late series by Warhol remained unfinished and after around twenty years is being shown again complete. Joining this series are drawings and airbrushed paintings by Robert Longo (*1953). Videos by Sylvie Fleury (*1961) blend the myth of the legendary Mercedes-Benz automobile with some of the most contemporary ideas from the art and fashion worlds. Vincent Szarek (*1973) uses design elements from the Mercedes-Benz SLR as the starting point for his group of sculptures, which were digitally developed as a modern form of drawing, rendered with 3D programs.

 

 

 

Picture Gallery

 

Andy Warhol

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé, 1954 
Andy Warhol

Mercedes-Benz W 196 R Streamline Grand Prix Car, 1954 
Andy Warhol

Karl Benz with his sales assistant Josef Brecht in the Benz Patent Motor Car, 1886 
Andy Warhol

Mercedes-Benz W 125 Grand Prix Car, 1937 
 
Andy Warhol

Mercedes-Benz W 125 Grand Prix Car, 1937 
Andy Warhol

Mercedes 400 Touring Car, 1925 
Andy Warhol

Mercedes 400 Touring Car, 1925 
Andy Warhol

Mercedes-Benz C 111 Experimental Vehicle, 1970 
 
Andy Warhol

Mercedes-Benz C 111 Experimental Vehicle, 1970 
Andy Warhol

Mercedes-Benz W 196 R Streamline Grand Prix Car, 1954 
Andy Warhol

Benz Mylord Coupe, 1901 
Robert Longo

Big Red Car, 1997 
 
Robert Longo

Untitled (Black Car), 1996 
Robert Longo

Untitled (engine), 1995 
Sylvie Fleury

Cosmic Atlier, 2005 
Sylvie Fleury

Cosmic Atlier, 2005 
 
Sylvie Fleury

Untitled (Car Magazine Covers), 1999 
Sylvie Fleury

Car wash, 1995 
Vincent Szarek

Red Hoods, 2003 
Vincent Szarek

Moving in Stereo, 2004 
 
Sylvie Fleury

Formular One Dress, 1998 


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