Tu 22.05.2012
Andy Warhol. Self Portrait. Fright Wig. 1986. Astrup Fearnley

Surrounding Bacon & Warhol

Gothenburg Museum of Art
Gothenburg, Sweden
17/03 - 12/08/2012

Having been on display at the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo for almost half of 2011, the exhibit has now moved on to the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The very special show includes a combination of works by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) and Francis Bacon (1909-1991). These two undeniably talented 20th century artists expressed their creative spirits quite differently – each man had a very individual approach to the way he created his works, and their understandings of the meaning of art, as such, were also contrary in nature. Bacon worked as a producer in the first person – he conveyed his rough energy directly onto the canvas; whereas Warhol is viewed as an artist in the third person – he manipulated already-existing symbols of the media and consumerist culture, transforming them through a method of reproduction that he had come up with. Read more...

Gothenburg, Sweden