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Warhol’s Wide World at Grand Palais

March 18 through July 13, 2009

Warhol A selection from the thousand or so portraits that he painted from the early 1960s onwards is here presented by themes focusing on the key points in Warhol’s work: Self Portraits, Screen Tests, Mao, Dollars, Disasters, The Last Supper…, which situate them in a retrospective view of his production.

In 1979, the Whitney Museum exhibited about fifty of these paintings, but since then – despite the fact that many of them have become “icons” – they have not been shown in a single-artist exhibition.

With the aim of recreating the effect of the principle of repetition which Warhol had in mind when he painted them, the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais is presenting, for the first time, this large set of paintings which constitutes an unprecedented archive in the history of painting and photography.

All my portraits have to be the same size, so they’ll all fit together and make one big painting called Portraits of Society. That’s a good idea, isn’t it? Maybe the Metropolitan Museum would want it someday.

Buy your tickets online here.

Galeries nationales du Grand Palais
3, avenue du général-Eisenhower
75008 Paris

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