The Paris Museum of Modern Art is holding a major retrospective of the work of Andy Warhol, from October 2, 2015, to February 7, 2016. Focusing on his different series, the exhibition will present a key aspect of the poppiest of pop artists: images repeating into infinity.
Almost as long as a country lane, the biggest event of this exhibition is the presentation of Warhol’s Shadows series, an ambitious work portraying variations on shadow friezes measuring a total of 130 meters (430 ft) long. Once immersed, viewers are invited to lose their bearings and enter into a colorful and intriguing horizontality. Created by Andy Warhol in 1978-79, Shadows represents the culmination of lengthy reflections on repetitions, much like the industrial 20th century that he depicted up to the saturation point.
Cans of Campbell’s soup, Marilyns, Liz Taylors and car accidents: Andy Warhol silk-screened this whole visual culture, half violence, half pop, dozens of times over. With Shadows, the mad race suddenly slows down, as we enter into more meditative work, a rare esthetic experience. The Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles explains that “Andy Warhol’s Shadows are the line between the American dream and the American death. They are as dark as they are glamorous; they are as meditative as they are explosively hallucinatory; they are mourning mirrors with no reflections. They are visual music.”
A beautiful moment in which to surround yourself with 200 pieces that form a complete panorama of Andy Warhol’s serial production, as never before seen. This exhibition is the must-see event of the new 2015-2016 art season.
Learn more at: http://www.mam.paris.fr/en/node/1155