Leslie Sacks Contemporary is pleased to announce an exhibition of works on paper and editions by Andy Warhol. The exhibition will span three decades, from 1956 to 1986, and will include unique graphite drawings acquired from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as well as classic screenprints.
Warhol’s work was a direct reflection of his obsession with commercialism and objectification. He transformed the seemingly mundane object or brand into art by elevating packaging and trademarks to iconic status. This is evinced in works like Hot Dog Bean from Campbell’s Soup II, 1969, Mobilgas and Paramount from the Ads series, 1985 and S & H Green Stamps, 1965 - all featured in this exhibition.
Warhol virtually invented the cult of celebrity as we know it today, whereby a celebrity is made into a brand. This exhibition includes unique graphite drawings of American baseball legend Pete Rose, 1985 as well as screenprint portraits of Santa Claus, 1981, and Chairman Mao, 1972 whose totalitarian power is metaphorically undermined by a cacophony of colors that simultaneously echo the conflict between communism and capitalism.
Warhol was also fascinated by classic beauty. This is reflected in two unique portraits of the beautiful French actress and singer, Isabelle Adjani. One is a Pucci inspired collage, and the other an elegant graphite drawing.
Please contact the gallery for a complete list of works to be presented.
Leslie Sacks Contemporary is located at the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica (2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite B6, Santa Monica, CA 90404). The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 10-6 and Saturday 11-6. Please visit our website at www.lesliesackscontemporary.com or contact us via phone or email at 310.264.0640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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