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WANTED Selected Works from the Mugrabi Collection

WANTED
Selected Works from the Mugrabi Collection

 

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is proud to present major works by five artists from the Mugrabi Collection. A significant part of this exhibition is devoted to the works of Andy Warhol, whose ideas and artistic practice continue to have a decisive impact on the contemporary art scene. The exhibition features iconic works by Warhol, 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, which reveal Warhol's fascination with fame, glamour, and power. The exhibition contains several of Warhol's late 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. Most of the works were executed in Warhol's unique technique – a combination of painting and photographic silkscreen printing.

 

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, basing their works on a non-hierarchical choice of images culled from the world of American consumer society, the mass media, and advertising.

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 multi-cultural associations.

Consumer culture and artmaking continue to be relevant topics today and are being reexamined in a critical, disillusioned manner: Richard Prince raises questions concerning authenticity by appropriating, recycling, duplicating and manipulating existing images. Adam McEwen transforms familiar banal objects into highly charged and estranged artifacts by reproducing them in an unexpected material.


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OPENING DATE:

Friday 09 August 2013

CLOSING DATE:

Saturday 28 December 2013

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  • Coca-Cola [3], 1962 [early] Casein on cotton, 176.2 x 137.2 cm © 2013 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Double Elvis [Ferus Type], 1963 Silkscreen ink and spray paint on canvas, 207.6 x 121.9 cm © 2013 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Mao, 1973 Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, 127x106.7 © 2013 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Self-Portrait, 1986 Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 271.1x270.5 © 2013 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Andy warhal, Liz Diptych [studio Type] ['65 liz], detail, 1963 Spray paint and silkscreen ink on linen, 101.6x101.6 each panel ©2013 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat, Crowns (Peso Neto), 1981 Copyright Notice. Each reproduction of the Work shall bear the following copyright notice: [title of work] copyright © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York. If space is limited, the notice may be reduced to the following: © Basquiat Estate.
  • Richard Prince, Nurse in Hollywood # 4, 2004 Copyright © Richard Prince