At a time when blank spots have by and large disappeared from maps, “wilderness” has returned in art. The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt has dedicated an extensive theme-based exhibition to this recurring fascination.


Andy Warhol

Death and Disaster (German)
A 1962 newspaper photograph of a plane crash inspired Andy Warhol to produce a series of images dealing with disaster, catastrophe and death. In his grainy silk screens – some brightly coloured, others in black and silver – both the content and form refer to the reportage aesthetics, lust for sensation and morass of images prevalent in our society. This is the background against which he addresses the themes of transience and mortality.
The catalogue accompanying the exhibition in the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz presents Warhol's substantial oeuvre from this era. The catalogue's essays illuminate his deep-seated preoccupation with metaphysical issues.

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"Andy Warhol"

ISBN 978-3-7356-0049-3

24,00 x 30,00 cm

136 Pages

89 colored and 32 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, with dust-jacket

two language editions

Languages: German

Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
Text by
Heiner Bastian, Antje Dallmann, Ingrid Mössinger
Design by
Klaus-Peter Plehn, Bielefeld
Exhibition: "Andy Warhol. Death and Disaster", 23.11.2014 - 22.2.2015, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

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