For the first time in the Middle East, 'Letters to Andy Warhol,' an exhibition uncovering rarely-seen letters and artwork from the archives of The Andy Warhol Museum, is now open to the public at the Dubai Design District (D3) until December 16.
The artwork includes five pieces by Warhol himself, showcasing his intimate connection to the worlds of fashion, music, media, art and celebrity. The exhibition also houses the creations of six modern-day artists who used the letters to examine their own connection to Warhol's legacy.
In collaboration with Cadillac, the artwork underscores Warhol's love of iconic American brands and features some of Cadillac's well-known models.
"The exhibition highlights Warhol's idealisation of the American dream in an iconic American brand. Warhol drew and painted Cadillacs and the letters give an illuminating view into the world of a famously private individual. This is only the second time that the exhibition has left the US and the very first time in the Middle East," said Patrick Moore, director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Andy Warhol is widely considered the father of pop art. The 'Letters to Andy Warhol' is an exhibition uncovering rarely-seen letters and artworks from the archives of The Andy Warhol Museum.
That priceless letter along with a 1956 letter from Alfred Barr - the director of museum collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and one from Yves Saint Laurent hailing his portraits, are some of the highlights of the exhibition.
'Letters to Andy Warhol' is open from 12pm until 9pm daily.