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by Dalit Nemirovsky | 07.08.13
Andy Warhol | Liz Diptych [Studio Type] [’65 Liz], 1963 (June-July)
Spray paint and silkscreen ink on linen, 101.6×101.6 | each panel
© 2013, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual
Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
(Reproduction photographer) : Elad Sarig


Selected Works from the Mugrabi Collection are now presented in a special exhibition you don’t want to miss at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Curated by Suzanne Landau, the exhibition showcases major works by five artists from the Mugrabi Collection. A significant part of this exhibition is devoted to the works of Andy Warhol,  featuring  iconic works including his painting of a Coca-Cola bottle and portraits of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, Elvis Presley, and the Chinese leader Mao Zedong. The exhibition also contains several of Warhol’s later works, including two monumental works from the series “The Last Supper” in which he appropriated Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco, as well as mesmerizing self-portraits.


Andy Warhol | Coca-Cola [3], 1962 (early)
Casein on cotton, 176.2×137.2
© 2013, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual
Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
(Reproduction photographer) : Elad Sarig


Andy Warhol | Mao, 1973
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, 127×106.7
© 2013, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual
Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
(Reproduction photographer) : Elad Sarig

 

Works by one of my favorite artists –  Richard Prince are also presented in the exhibition as he raises questions concerning authenticity by appropriating, recycling, duplicating and manipulating existing images.


Richard Prince | Nurse in Hollywood # 4, 2004

Acrylic and inkjet on canvas, 175.3×106.7
Copyright © Richard Prince
(Reproduction photographer) : Elad Sarig

 


Richard Prince | What a Kid I Was, 1988
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 189.5×150.2
Copyright © Richard Prince
(Reproduction photographer) : Elad Sarig

 

Tom Wesselmann is represented by a still life of products and objects found in many American homes, alongside paintings of stereotypical female nudes that border on abstraction. In the 1960s, Warhol and Wesselmann were among the pioneers of Pop art.


Tom Wesselmann | Big Brown Nude, 1971
Oil on canvas, 157.5×246.4
Art © Estate of Tom Wesselmann / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
(Reproduction photographer) : Elad Sarig

 


Tom Wesselmann | Great American Nude # 77, 1966
Oil on canvas, 182.9×203.2
Art © Estate of Tom Wesselmann / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
(Reproduction photographer) : Elad Sarig

 

The exhibition includes key examples of Jean-Michel Basquiat, active in the 1980s.  His art is an expressive weave of textual quotations, painting, drawing and squiggles inspired by various sources, and infused with a range of autobiographical, historical and multicultural associations.


Jean-Michel Basquiat | Crowns (Peso Neto), 1981
Acrylic, oil stick and paper collage on canvas, 193.4×239.4×3.8
copyright © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
(Reproduction photographer) : Elad Sarig

 


Jean-Michel Basquiat | Fake, 1983
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 214×214
copyright © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
(Reproduction photographer) : Elad Sarig

 

The fifth artist is Adam McEwen, who transforms familiar banal objects into highly charged and estranged artifacts by reproducing them in an unexpected material.


Adam McEwen | Safe, 2011 | Graphite, 193.4×88.2×97
© 2013 Adam McEwen / Artists Rights Society (ARS),New York
© Adam McEwen, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery | Photography by Douglas M. Parker Studio
(Reproduction photographer) : Elad Sarig

 

Tel Aviv Museum of Art | 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd.

Opening date: Friday 09 August 2013 | Closing date: Show Has No Closing Date yet

Visiting hours:
Sun Closed | Mon, Wed 10.00 – 16.00 | Tues, Thurs 10.00 – 22.00 | Fri 10.00 – 14.00 | Sat 10.00 – 16.00

 

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