Exhibition Of Andy Warhol’s Cars At The Montclair Art Museum

artwork: Andy Warhol - "Female Fashion Figure (with 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible)", circa 1959 - Ink & Dr. Martin’s Aniline dye on Strathmore paper 51.1 x 63.2 cm. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection - © 2010 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. - On view at the Montclair Art Museum in "Warhol and Cars: American Icons" until June 19th.

Montclair, NJ – As one of the most iconic and influential artists of the 20th century, Andy Warhol has helped to define America. His signature images of such American products and celebrities as Campbell’s soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor have become instantly recognizable, while challenging traditional and cherished distinctions: between fine and commercial art, the mechanical and hand made, popular taste and high culture, repetition and singularity. In doing so, Warhol himself has attained a level of celebrity and public visibility unknown to most artists. Yet despite the intense attention paid to Warhol since the time of his death, in 1987, his preoccupation with another American icon, the automobile, has been largely overlooked.