Spot! Guggenheim Collection - Andy Warhol, Orange Disaster #5, 1963
In Warhol's work the nature of the silk-screen printing technique, widely used in the 'sixties to promote consumer goods, is enhanced by repetition of the image. An excellent example of this can be seen in Orange Disaster, where an electric chair is reproduced in 15 images that are identical both in colour and in size. The 15 images make up a uniform grid which covers the entire surface of the canvas, a typical feature in much of Warhol's work. Warhol was one of the most popular American artists, yet even today critics are still split over his deliberately ambiguous output, some judging it to represent the triumph superficial values while others consider it, on the contrary, to glide very close to traumatic reality.
meeting point: the rotunda at 7 pm
via Nazionale, 194
the workshop fee is included in the price of admission to the exhibition
please make sure you get there 15 minutes before the workshop is due to begin