Albertina Museum features CARS From The Daimler Collection


Andy Warhol - Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé, 1954 - Silk-screen, acrylic on canvas, 1986 - Daimler Art Collection Stuttgart/Berlin / VBK Vienna © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.Inc. / VBK, Wien 2010

VIENNA.- Albertina Museum
CARS presents works from the Daimler Collection, by
artists Andy Warhol, Robert Longo, Sylvie Fleury, and Vincent Szarek.

Common to all of the works is their examination of the history, the
types, or the design of the Mercedes-Benz car.
The core of the
exhibit are the thirty-five silkscreen paintings of Andy Warhol’s (1928–1987)
series CARS, which employ eight selected types of Mercedes to document the
history of the automobile.
This important late series by Warhol
remained unfinished and after around twenty years is being shown again complete.
Joining this series are drawings and airbrushed paintings by Robert Longo
(*1953). Videos by Sylvie Fleury (*1961) blend the myth of the legendary
Mercedes-Benz automobile with some of the most contemporary ideas from the art
and fashion worlds. Vincent Szarek (*1973) uses design elements from the
Mercedes-Benz SLR as the starting point for his group of sculptures, which were
digitally developed as a modern form of drawing, rendered with 3D programs. On view through 24 May,