The Lives of Artists: Sao Paulo’s Warhol Exhibition

Mick Jagger’s iconic, superhuman tongue meets Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts’, displaying their usual playful exuberance.

Sylvester Stallone’s languid eyes radiate from his tanned body. Millionaires, drag queens and celebrities frolic intimately in the heydays of the late 70’s and 80’s in the so-called “Factory,” Andy Warhol’s laboratory of visual experimentation where he catalogued the faces that defined a generation.

In Sao Paulo’s Museum of Audio and Visual Arts, 300 Polaroid photos follows the mental trajectory of one of the world’s most influential artists who reportedly took dozens of photos of his subjects before painting them.

Most of Warhol’s Polaroid photos were never formally exhibited during his lifetime until three years ago, when the Andy Warhol Foundation in New York began disseminating 28,500 photographs behalf of the foundation’s 20th anniversary in 2007.

For one of the founders of the Pop Art movement who believed that in the future everyone would have their fifteen minutes of fame, the aura of his subjects was properly placed in a place of eternity.

For more information about the exhibition: www.mis-sp.org.br


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