Warhol: Headlines

11 February 2012 - 13 May 2012

Andy Warhol, Daily News, 1962

Andy Warhol, Daily News, 1962 © 2011 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol, Daily News, 1967

The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol, A Boy for Meg [2], 1962

National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine, 1971.87.11 © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol at 860 Broadway, c.1978

The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol in the Factory, New York 1968

© Santi Visalli

"In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes"
(Andy Warhol)

From 11 February to 13 May 2012, the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst will present a unique Andy Warhol exhibition such as has never been seen before: Warhol: Headlines. For the first time, the MMK is bringing together from international collections all of the eighty Andy Warhol works influenced by contemporary tabloids and other mass media. One of Warhol’s major pieces, Daily News (1962) – in the MMK’s possession since 1981 – constitutes the point of departure for the extensive exhibition, which was developed in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Warhol: Headlines
is the first exhibition dedicated to the theme of headlines in the oeuvre of Andy Warhol. The objects to be shown – paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and videos – shed light on the artist’s memorable treatment of the ambivalent character and sensationalism of contemporary media. Above all during the nineteen-sixties, Warhol – one of the most important artists of the twentieth century – directed his attention towards trivial subjects from popular culture, and he collected clippings as well as press photos from daily newspapers, film booklets, and handbills. His preoccupation with the printed media occupied a prominent place in his artistic production and, for the first time, is now being comprehensively examined and adequately appreciated through this exhibition. The show elucidates how he extracted such fundamental themes as celebrities, death, catastrophes, and current events from the media and sharpened their depiction in his works. His interest was directed not only towards the endlessly reproducible mechanisms of the mass media, but also the opinion-moulding reports themselves with their luridly formulated headlines.

Warhol: Headlines
will be presented successively at four internationally acclaimed museums. The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main will be the only German venue for the travelling exhibition.

Warhol: Headlines - Exhibition venues

25 September 2011 – 2 January 2012: National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

11 February – 13 May 2012: MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main

11 June – 9 September 2012: Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome

14 October 2012 – 6 January 2013: The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh


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Funded by

Terra Foundation for American Art Freunde des MMK

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