An exhibition revealing rarely-seen letters and artwork from the archives of The Andy Warhol Museum has arrived in the Middle East for the first time.
In collaboration with Cadillac, the 'Letters to Andy Warhol' exhibit is now open to the public at the Dubai Design District (D3).
The artwork includes five pieces by Warhol himself, showcasing his intimate connection to the worlds of fashion, music, media, art, and celebrity. Some of the artwork underscores Warhol’s love of iconic American brands and features some of Cadillac’s well-known models.
“Our relationship with Cadillac, as a museum and as an integral part of the ‘Letters to Andy Warhol’ exhibition highlights Warhol’s idealisation of the American dream in an iconic American brand," said Patrick Moore, the director of The Andy Warhol Museum, who hosted opening night with executives from the car company and members of the UAE's art and design community.
"Warhol drew and painted Cadillacs and the letters give an illuminating view into the world of a famously private individual," Moore said. "This is only the second time that the exhibition has left the US and the very first time in the Middle East; it is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Warhol’s life and work to a brand new audience.”
Christian Soemmer, Managing Director of Cadillac Middle East said: “Cadillac has played a unique part in Andy Warhol’s art and is synonymous with American culture. This collaboration gives us the opportunity to show Middle East fans Cadillac’s legacy with one of the world’s greatest pop artists.”
The exhibition also houses the creations of six modern day artists who used the letters to examine their own connection to Warhol’s legacy.
‘Letters to Andy Warhol’ is free to enter. Opening hours are from 12pm to 9pm daily