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Steve Kaufman Art in “Andy Warhol Forever” at the Lungarno Gallery Hotel Art in Florence, Italy
April 27, 2017 / Florence, Italy – American Pop Art, Inc. is delighted to announce that several iconic works by pop artist Steve Kaufman are featured in “Andy Warhol Forever,” now through December 31, 2017 at the Lungarno Gallery Hotel Art, Vicolo dell’Oro, 5 50123, Florence, Italy.
The exhibition “Andy Warhol Forever,” is a new urban-cultural project developed by the Lungarno Collection of hotels, retreats, and villas, which is owned by the Ferragamo family of luxury fashion and design. This art installation launched on April 27, 2017 pairs the legendary art of Andy Warhol with illustrious displays by Milanese architect and designer Simone D'Auria.
Sixteen iconic Warhol pieces from the Rosini Gutman Foundation are a succinct but explicative recount of the adventures which managed to shake the foundation of painting and critique, the American image, consumerism and contemporary society in the late twentieth century. We begin with two Marilyn Monroe portraits created by Warhol in 1962 shortly after the actress’ death; a screen print from the spicy 1975 edition Ladies and Gentlemen—drag queens as well as portraits of everyday people, and Campbell's Soup Cans in their classic 1967 edition. Visitors will also see the unique 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo design, the cotton-papered Campbell Soup Dress, the Japanese Chrysanthemum, and the graphic art shadows of Warhol’s Space Fruits.
Meanwhile, a series of 12 revisited Vespa shells by Simone D'Auria in his Freedom installation create an evocative journey throughout the Gallery Hotel Art. Anchored to the hotel's facade, the Vespe form a colorful, artistic path that connect the hotel interior with its surrounding urban area at the square of Vicolo dell’Oro.
The exhibition closes with a series of works by Steve Kaufman presented by American Pop Art, Inc., including three portraits of James Dean, a silver print of Elvis Presley, one of Marilyn, plus other pop icons. The D’Auria installation ends with a selfie corner collaboration with Leica, where visitors may snap photos against a backdrop of three stationary Vespe at varying heights.
This initiative is sponsored by the Municipality of Florence, the Piaggio Group, and Leica.
For more information about the “Andy Warhol Forever” exhibition, visit https://www.lungarnocollection.com/gallery-hotel-art/art-exhibitions.
"...a succinct but explicative recount of the adventures which managed to shake the foundation of painting and critique, the American image, consumerism and contemporary society in the late twentieth century."
All images courtesy of Lungarno Gallery Hotel Art.