Traveling exhibition as part of a multi-year partnership between Cadillac and The Andy Warhol Museum
For the first time in the Middle East, Letters to Andy Warhol is set to be on show in Dubai for the exhibition’s final destination
Dubai, U.A.E – Cadillac, in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum, has announced that the final exhibition of Letters to Andy Warhol will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from the 8th to 16th December 2017.
Only the second time outside of the US, the collaborative project between Cadillac and the cultural institution celebrates Warhol’s legacy through imaginative, co-created content and experiences, including five artworks across varying mediums and techniques from different periods of Warhol’s career, that all share Cadillac as the subject.
Nadim Ghrayeb, Regional Marketing Manager, Cadillac Middle East commented, “It is the first time anything like this has been brought to the Middle East so we are excited to welcome everyone into the world of Andy Warhol and Cadillac. This collaboration helps to tell the story of one the most famous artists of our time, as well as the unique part Cadillac played in the ideology of the American dream.”
The exhibition includes rarely seen letters from the museum’s archive, plus artistic contributions from several modern-day cultural creators. Together, they explore recurring themes from Warhol’s body of work, such as the blurring of art and commerce and the trials of fame. This results in an examination not only of Warhol, the American icon, but also Warhol the multi-faceted, sensitive and ambitious artist who reached for inspiration across the colliding worlds of fashion, music, media, art and celebrity.
Letters to Andy Warhol showcases five letters from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Mick Jagger, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York State Department of Public Works and a mutual friend of his and Truman Capote that offer a glimpse into Warhol’s most personal experiences and relationships. Each letter has also inspired artistic contributions and experiences from a roster of talent including Aimee Mullins, Brian Atwood, Chiara Clemente, Derek Blasberg, David LaChapelle, Francesco Clemente, J.J. Martin, Nick Rhodes, Sean Lennon, Sienna Miller and Zac Posen.