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The year when Warhol kept the box
Andy Warhol+ FÖLJÅret when Warhol was lådaCamilla Hammarström see the exhibition of Andy Warhol at the Modern art museum 1968Foto: Lasse Olsson/DN/SCANPIXAndy Warhol at the museum of Modern art in 1968.ART

Andy Warhol, ”Mao”, 1973. © 2018 the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/ARS, New York

legendary the exhibition Andy Warhol in 1968, is a milestone in the Modern history of the history museum. The museum was the first in Europe to give the artist a solid presentation. Now when you have a little self-absorbed stages a commemorative of the occasion is done with a plottrig aesthetics which probably is supposed to be in Warhol's spirit.

A number of the works are placed on the murals with motifs from the original exhibition spaces. It is a bit like the layout of a lusciously interior magazine, the context becomes a kind of colorful accessories against the black and white background with the same motif are to be found reproduced.

the Idea is enough to create a leveling between the original and a copy, in the same way as Warhol did in his art. However, what is lost is the excitement that usually occur between the museum room and Warhol's images.

he brought in a mass-produced imagery in an artistic context managed to Warhol to create värdestinna artifacts. Just like when the Marcel Duchamp signed his urinal and named the art as is the voltage of the Warhol in the actual displacement. In something seemingly trivial will get a different value in a new context. On this context, utställningsrummets white cube, broken up for much lost any of the allure. But of course, it is a balancing act, Warhol challenged myself the white cube, by, among other things dress up the walls in foil.

A more powerful, but discrete works appear towards the right foliebakgrund. It consists of news alert from the murder of Kennedy together with the screen printing of images on, inter alia, the president, his wife, and weapons advertising. Color shades are sometimes so close together that it is difficult to discern the motives. This created a media room that is a realm of death populated by shadows, blixtbelysta moment that remained as iconic tidskapslar. It is a spooky rekviem of a emblematiskt wounds in american history.

huge the change in Warhol's work is highlighted in a documentary, Lisanne Skyler . She follows the Brillo box, which her parents bought for 100 dollars, and forty years later was sold for 3 million dollars. It is a delightful film about growing up in an art collecting family in 1970s New York city. To the father early on, switched off the box at a painting of a significantly less well-known an artist became something of a familjetrauma.

the Exhibition is a staging of the phenomenon of Warhol. The individual images tend to drown in the eager presentation. The ambition to explain the complexity of his oeuvre on the basis of the breakpoint of 1968 when Andy Warhol was shot feels like a siding that does not become properly illuminated. That only started from the works from the own collection, of course, have been a limitation. It gets a little lean.

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