|Andy Warhol - Photography
An exhibition as part of the First Photography Triennial in Hamburg
13 May - 19 September 1999
played a major role in shaping Andy Warhols artistic oeuvre: the
Prince of Pop was photographer and model at the same time, he often
used themes taken from reportage and advertising in his work and he
chose this medium as a way of capturing travel experiences, stars and
party people. The camera was his constant companion, functioning as
a sketch book, diary and means of communication.
The exhibition Andy Warhol. Photography features the large photographic series: the Photo Booth Pictures, the Polaroids (which he used to create his portraits), the Exposures taken in clubs and discos, the Stitched Photographies, as well as a selection of the 8 x 10 inches, photographs documenting his travels and encounters. For the first time Andy Warhols photographic work is being shown within a relational context.
In addition to the photograph series, the exhibition also focuses on the links between photography and Warhols work in other media: his drawings, paintings and early films are all closely related to photography, and his self-portraits move between role-play and performance.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh have kindly offered their support to this exhibition, which will be further enhanced by works from European and American collections.
More information on the german sites
Andy Warhol: Video "The Kiss"
Hamburger Kunsthalle Glockengießerwall 20095 Hamburg
Telephone 040 - 428 131 200 Facsimile 040 - 428 54 34 09