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Images: ANDY WARHOL, Marilyn's Lips, 1962 / © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., JWAN YOSEF, Ahmad, 2018, JWAN YOSEF, Masking, 2018, TOM OF FINLAND, Untitled, 1978, Portrait of Marilyn Minter. Photo by © Steve Benisty, courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition: ANDY WARHOL The Marilyn Maquette - Obscure, Unknown… And Iconic

The exhibition ANDY WARHOL: The Marilyn Maquette: Obscure, Unknown… And Iconic, brings to light one of Warhol’s most obscure and unknown works, while paying homage to his most iconic and popular subject; Marilyn Monroe. The exhibition features nine handmade rugs by Henzel Studio (Est. 1999, Sweden) created in close collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Alongside these are virtual replicas of fourteen original Warhol paintings made available by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, further contextualizing the artist’s accomplishments of both replicating, abstracting and deconstructing the recognizable subject.

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Images: Andy Warhol, self-portrait
ANDY WARHOL, MARILYN DIPTYCH, 1962, Painting, Acrylic, silkscreen ink and pencil on linen
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Exhibition: JWAN YOSEF Object / Object

Jwan Yosef’s works explore both formalism and autobiographical themes, with a conceptual undertaking that queers the principles of modernist aesthetics. Yosef’s tactical use of abstraction serves opportunities to release entendres and challenge viewers to break from passive gazes towards a plurality of perspectives.

Whether fixating on the materiality or language of an object, Yosef’s inspirations draw from the potentialities of states of being. The core of this fixation engages a reexamining of functions, routines and expectations of artistic gestures, materials and their interpreted values. Yosef invites the vernacular of everyday materials to a re-thinking of possibilities—a poetic exercise that extracts the many metaphors and biases society projects on familiar effects. The potency of Yosef’s endeavors ultimately refines a poignant and lucid reminder of our own relationships and interpretations of the everyday world and each other.

Images: Jwan Yosef, portrait
JWAN YOSEF, Installation, Adhesive tape, variable dimensions, JWAN YOSEF, Object, 2018

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