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Warhol and Cars: American Icons

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Car , 1950's © Courtesy of the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
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Truck , 1985 © Courtesy of the artist and Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
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Female Fashion Figure , 1950s © Courtesy of the artist and Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
Warhol and Cars: American Icons

1 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
November 10th, 2012 - February 10th, 2013
Opening: November 10th, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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http://www.moafl.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
coral gables
EMAIL:  
info@moafl.org
PHONE:  
954-525-5500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 11-5; Thu 11-8; Sun 12-5
TAGS:  
prints, photography

DESCRIPTION

This is the first exhibition to examine Andy Warhol’s enduring fascination with automobiles as products of American consumer society.  Featuring more than forty drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and related archival material spanning the years 1946 to 1986, the exhibition traces the development of Warhol’s work with cars throughout his career.  Warhol’s images, which have become icons of American contemporary art, include an array of familiar products, like Coca-Cola and Campbell’s Soup cans.  Automobiles were another, though lesser-known focus of his artistic interests.  Organized by New Jersey’s Montclair Art Museum and drawn extensively from the collections of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue that is available at our own Books & Books in the Museum lobby.