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Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Cans at MOCA Grand Avenue

  |   2011

ANDY WARHOL CAMPBELL’S SOUP CANS
07.09.11 – 09.19.11

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is arguably one of the most famous artists in the world and his works—including commercial drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, and films — are among the most recognizable. His Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) is perhaps the most emblematic representation of Warhol’s work and also of American pop art. This installation of Warhol’s 32 soup-can paintings opens on the 49th anniversary of the original exhibition of the paintings at Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles — Andy Warhol’s first solo exhibition — and pays tribute to the significant role played by the gallery in the development of postwar L.A. art and also to its revered director Irving Blum.

In August also be sure to check out:
THE COOL SCHOOL: HOW LOS ANGELES LEARNED TO LOVE MODERN ART
08.18.11 6:30 PM
MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium

The Cool School (2007) focuses on the seminal Ferus Gallery, which groomed the L.A. art scene from a loose band of idealistic beatniks into a coterie of competitive, often brilliant, artists, including Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, Craig Kauffman, Wallace Berman, Ed Moses, and Robert Irwin. The Ferus Gallery also served as a launching point for New York imports such as Andy Warhol, hosting his first Soup Can show. Directed by Morgan Neville, the film stars Irving Blum, Walter Hopps, Ed Ruscha, Frank Gehry, Dennis Hopper, and John Baldessari, and is narrated by Jeff Bridges.

Info 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org
FREE; no reservations

MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
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