CARS

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Visitors pass by Andy Warhol’s Mercedes-Benz W196 R Streamline Grand Prix Car (1954), at Vienna’s Albertina museum, Austria, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. Under the title “Cars” the Albertina museum shows an exhibition from the artists Andy Warhol, Sylvie Fleury, Robert Longo and Vincent Szarek. AP Photo/Ronald Zak.

VIENNA.- CARS presents works from the Daimler Collection, by artists Andy Warhol, Robert Longo, Sylvie Fleury, and Vincent Szarek. Common to all of the works is their examination of the history, the types, or the design of the Mercedes-Benz car. The core of the exhibit are the thirty-five silkscreen paintings of Andy Warhol’s (1928–1987) series CARS, which employ eight selected types of Mercedes to document the history of the automobile. This important late series by Warhol remained unfinished and after around twenty years is being shown again complete.

 

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