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Andy Warhol, Robert Longo, Sylvie Fleury, Vincent Szarek

written by Renate Wiehager

Hatje Cantz | ISBN 9783775725828

Hardback – 256 pages

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Roland Barthes declared that 'cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals...I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object'. Renate Weihager's book gives evidence to this dictum, presenting the 1986-87 series of silkscreen prints and paintings that Andy Warhol (1928-1987) executed at the behest of Mercedes-Benz in honour of the German carmaker's centenary. This volume also documents the work of three other artists who feature Mercedes-Benz cars: drawings and airbrush paintings by Robert Longo (born 1953), videos by Sylvie Fleury (born 1961), and sculptures by Vincent Szarek (born 1973).

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