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New Exhibit Revisits Andy Warhol’s Mercedes-Benz Collaboration

“Andy Warhol: Cars” is on display now at the Petersen Automotive Museum


Andy Warhol: Cars
Art and autos converge in a new museum show. / Petersen Automotive Museum

Over the course of his long career in art, Andy Warhol drew inspiration from a number of now-iconic images, from the face of Marilyn Monroe to a humble box of soap. But Warhol also had a penchant for cars — largely as a muse, but also a connoisseur, despite never having learned to drive. What happens, then, when you juxtapose Warhol’s paintings of cars with some of the vehicles that inspired those works?

Andy Warhol: Cars  — Works From The Mercedes-Benz Art Collection, a new exhibit at Los Angeles’s Petersen Automotive Museum, puts that side of Warhol into the spotlight. It’s slated to run through January 23 of next year.

“Although our exhibits are always centered on automobiles, we’re always looking for intersections and overlaps with other aspects of human culture (art, cinema, architecture, fashion, etc.),” Bryan Stevens, the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Director of Exhibitions told InsideHook.

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Posted on August 12, 2022 by Editor

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