Brandhorst Museum: Reading Andy Warhol
An Artist with many talents - Andy Warhol Exhibitions in Munich
Andy Warhol signing his works. photo: Wolfgang Weihs
Andy Warhol has become famous for his images of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Elvis Presley – a new exhibition in Munich allows visitors to get acquainted with Andy Warhol from a completely different perspective.
The Brandhorst Museum shows Warhol’s book projects. „Reading Andy Warhol“ will be on view until January 12th. Until his death, the artist has been working on children’s books, said curator Nina Schleif. „Here, we learn about a totaly new aspect of Warhol’s oeuvre“.
The show presents the artist as the author and designer of children’s books. According to Schleif, the story „Mrs. Cook’s Children“ is shown for the first time in public. The highlight of the exhibition is „Flash“, for this work Warhol has illustrated the live ticker news about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
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In the course of her research, the curator has found around 100 children’s books. This exceptional exhibition will travel from Munich to museums in the United States subsequently.
Another exhibition including works by Andy Warhol takes place next door in the Pinakothek der Moderne. Here, the pop artist Warhol is shown with his drawings. „We are having a little Warhol festival here,“ says Michael Semff, Head of the Graphic Collection at the Pinakothek.
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