Andy Warhol. Contexts.

International Cultural Centre Gallery, Krakow
Until 10 February 2013

Dziesięć portretów Żydów XX w. (Franz Kafka), 1980, serigrafia © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol is hyped as a leading representative of pop art and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His work and eccentric lifestyle has permanently entered mass consciousness. Warhol had a penchant for portraying TV stars, famous politicians and icons of American pop culture, a term under which the artist himself was filed. He built his myth deliberately, and was famous for his provocative statements and mystifications. However, some aspects of his tempestuous biography and rich artistic legacy still remain little known or not yet studied enough. The exhibition at the ICC seeks to broaden the context for interpreting his art and reading his biography by identifying Warhol’s Central European roots (more specifically Ruthenian). On view are several dozens serigraphs and selected drawings by Warhol. The exhibition is prepared in cooperation with the Zoya Museum in Modra (Bratislava area).