3/19/09

Andy Warhol comes to Paris



Andy Warhol comes to Paris in a major exhibition of his trademark society portraits but a famous image of Yves Saint Laurent will be missing after a dispute over whether the late couturier was an artist or a mere designer.



"Warhol's Wide World," which opens this week, presents some 140 of the 1,000 or so portraits of actors, stars and assorted jet set personalities turned out by the "Pope of Pop" from the 1960s until his death in 1987.

The exhibition opens in the Grand Palais on March 18 and runs until July 13.
By James Mackenzie : Reuters

1 comment:

vintagent said...

Speaking of the Warhol BMW; at the time people complained that he hand-painted the car! Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, and the others all had their cars graphically reproduced by professionals, but Andy, strangely, who is the paragon of using a 'factory' to make his art, chose to paint his BMW using brushes, as can be seen in your photo.
Of course, now THAT car is worth an astronomical amount.