The Museum of Modern Art of Paris will be showing as of the 2nd of October, the biggest installation ever made by Andy WARHOL, “Shadows”. The silk-screened paintings of the artist, held in New York by the Dia Art Foundation, which have been shown several times in the United States, will be showed for the first time in France. Throughout over 200 chosen works, the exhibition should enable to discover a less known side of the Pop Art artist, who enjoyed playing with codes and with his own image.
Since the 1st of July, Andy WARHOL is in the spotlight at the Center Pompidou-Metz thanks to the curator of the exhibition “Warhol Underground“, Emma Lavigne. She mentions the relationships between Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan and the Velvet Underground in several interviews published these last days. Warhol said “I never wanted to be a painter, I always wanted to be a tap dancer”. A provocation to avoid being reduced to the pictorial dimension that made him famous ?
Maybe, but there is no doubt that his passion for dance and choreography have been transposed in his pictorial works, and that, since the end of the 1960s. Then, in the early 1980s, he even went so far as to create his own cable TV channel, Andy Warhol TV. WARHOL, the artist who certainly knew how best to use all the media of his time to stage his society life and his Art as well as those he appreciated.
I admit that I am fascinated by this artist who never stops surprising me by his immense protean talent.
I don’t know about you, but since I unfortunetaly can’t afford to acquire a “Warhol” (some of his works have been sold over 70 million dollars at Christie’s in New York), I will not resist the temptation to swing by Metz this Summer before starting the Autumn in Paris with Warhol and his “Shadows”….
Enjoy your visits !