March 17 - April 25, 2010
Time: Tuesday-Sunday 13: 00-20: 00
Address: Savvinskaya emb. 12/6, tel: (499) 248 40 54
As part of the first part of the exhibition project “Ladies and Gentlemen. Andy Warhole. Works on paper 1956-1985 " Under the title "Divas", the Art Gallery "K35" displayed the works of the 60s, 70s and 80s, the most famous (Marilyn Monroe) and the most intriguing (Michael Jackson), reflecting the world of Andy Warhol. Then, within the framework of the second part "Friends", we were pleased to present very rare works by E. Warhol, created in the 50s. (series "Golden Book", "In the far corner of my garden", "Wild raspberry").
Now Art Gallery "K35" presents the third and final part of the project dedicated to the work of the American artist. Within the framework of this exhibition, for the first time in Russia, a complete portfolio of E. Warhol's works from the series "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century" will be presented.
This portfolio is the result of Warhol's first collaboration with Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, in 1980. Gallery owner Ronald Feldman together with Israeli art dealer Alexander Harari ordered this project from the artist.
When creating his works, Warhol used borrowed photographs of ten legendary Jewish leaders from the world of literature (Franz Kafka, Gertrude Stein), cinema (the Marx brothers), philosophy (Martin Buber), politics (Golda Meyer), theater (Sarah Bernhardt), medicine (Sigmund Freud), jurisprudence (Louis Brandeis), music (George Gershwin) and science (Albert Einstein).
This group of people influenced many aspects of human development in the 20th century. That is why the working title of the project given by Warhol is "Genius Jews".
He used rainbow ink to expand the scope of the collage technique he first introduced in the Ladies and Gentlemen series. As a result, each portrait was created using a variety of colors and collages to emphasize the psychology of each individual personality. The portfolio and related work were first exhibited in 1980 at Andy Warhol's Ten Portraits of Twentieth Century Jews at Lowe Art Museum, Miami and The Jewish Museum, New York. The series was highly praised by the Jewish audience, while several leading critics did not give the flattering reviews themselves.
Today, 30 years later, these series are of great interest, and in 2009 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, the exhibition "The Jews of Warhol: A New Look at Ten Portraits" was a tremendous success.
During the exhibition, the K35 Art Gallery will host all kinds of educational events dedicated to the work of E. Warhol.
The presentation of the third part of the exhibition "Ten Geniuses" will take place on March 16, 2010 from 19.00.