13 June – 12 September 2004
ANDY WARHOL. The late Work
Andy Warhol is one of the most versatile and most popular artist of the 20th century. The exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein presents the artists late work.
By the 1960s, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) had become an internationally acknowledged Pop artist on the basis of his Coca Cola bottle and Campbell's soup can series and his portraits of idols like Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. At the latest after the attack on his life in 1968, he noticeably altered his themes and techniques. His works gained in existential urgency, not least as a result of his preoccupation with death. "Andy Warhol - The Late Work" is the first exhibition to cast a more differentiated light on Warhol's late oeuvre. The artist's high aspirations are evident in his Skulls, Shadows, Oxidations, Maos, Rorschachs, Camouflages, Self-Portraits and the Last Suppers - all of which Warhol produced in the last 15 years of his creative life and which are included in the exhibition. Also on show are large installations of his wallpapers. The exhibition is rounded off by smaller paintings, as yet unpublished photographs, videos and films, illustrating the many-sidedness of the late Warhol in his most important and impressive works. Mark Francis curated the exhibition, which has been organised in cooperation with the museum kunst palast in Dusseldorf.