Sponsored Content: Cadillac brings Letters to Andy Warhol to the Middle East for the very first time.
He’s the creative mind who helped pioneer an entire art movement—and this month you can see Andy Warhol’s works in D3.
The don of pop art, who was behind the emblematic Campbell’s soup can print and the diptych of Marilyn Monroe, is the subject of an upcoming exhibition, which will offer a rare peek into the icon’s collection.
Letters to Andy Warhol opens in Dubai Design District on Friday December 8, and will run until Saturday December 16.
This exhibition brings together the works of five modern-day creators who examined their own connection to Warhol’s legacy.
Film director Chiara Clemente submitted a video interviewing today’s celebrities about persistence, singer-songwriter Sean Lennon created a virtual reality drawing station, writer Derek Blasberg set up a photo booth, and designer Brian Atwood made a play on the rejection letter Warhol received from MoMA.
Here’s a video that explains a bit more about the exhibit, and more about Warhol himself:
Additionally, five artworks from different periods in Warhol’s career that overly feature Cadillac will be on display.
Each one underscores Warhol’s love of iconic American brands and his pursuit to capture a portrait of America.
It’s worth making a visit alone for the five seldom-seen letters written to Warhol, whose authors include public figures such as Mick Jagger, Yves Saint Laurent and Truman Capote.
The insightful notes offer a rare glimpse into the private life of one of America’s most enigmatic artists who, in his words, endeavoured to “remain a mystery”.
Admission is entirely free, and the exhibition will be open from 12pm to 9pm (here’s a Google Maps link with exact directions to the exhibition).
Click here to visit the Cadillac Arabia website for more info on the exhibition.
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