Painter, sculptur, photographer, director, record producer, advertising graphic, writer of interview: these are some of the one thousand faces of the volcanic creativity of Andy Warhol. The personal of the artist, presented to the Triennal of Milan, has a title really putting on: the Andy Warhol Show; in fact, in this edition, the curators of the art exhibition Morera and Mercurio would to show like the production of Warhol is centered on the meaning of the word to show: to show, to appear, make to see, to show, to exhibit, to present. Man reserved, will create aroud himslef an aura of curiosity and admiration dictated fron his total separation from the other. Warhol has a rare capacity: succeeds precisely to pick the occasions that the historical varied moments seem him propitiate. Irriverent and countcurrent is thrown in the artistic field betting all on himself, the trust in the actual capacity will be repaid widely. The debuts of the artist are difficult. Son of Czechoslovakian immigrants is born, in 1928, to Pittsburgh in Pensylvania. At first he attends the citizen technical institute and immediately after the diploma he moves himself in the "large apple" in 1949. He works like graphic and, in the turn of little years, reaches the summits of the area. He becomes one between the professionals more requests, wins varied recognitions and collaborates with magazines of the caliber of Glamour, of the New Yorker and of Harper Bazaar. To the apex of the career he leaves all for the art. The choice will be not easy, seen the condition of poverty lived during the infantile period, and yet to the basic one there is a precise will. Wharol supports that the work of the advertising graphic is too personal. Every time that the artist studies a slogan rather that an individual spot, puts in too game of himself. In logical way his more well-known products are just of the silk-screenings. "I'm a machine" I am a car. In theoretical line Warhol supports that during the trial of printing he is alone a tool of the productive trial. With the first silk-screenings he puts one KO of the historical concepts awkward to the oneness of the work of art. During the interviews voluntarily he does not answer to the direct questions, with him "friends" interposes the diaphragm of the portable recorder. Anybody can brag to have acquaintance really Andy. The mask so created work. Of other song the artist is present in all the fashionable occasions the more glamour of New York, arriving at the choice irritated to entrust to a double the lectures to hold by the academies and the American university. During the years of the artistic career he puts in movement a mechanism that becomes more immense and embraces varied facetings of the artistic universe. He creates the fabbric, meeting of point his new york fucina of numerous artists and his productive workshop. In this seat pass and work artists more or except for known that enter in the orbit Warhol. To the inside of the show, near at the work of art, they find themselves photographic documents that recreate the brightness of those years and of that society. The milanese occasion allows to understand us better the mechanisms of the contemporary art and of to enjoy of an of the most spacious shows ever realized in Europe on Warhol. In last analysis perhaps succeeds to understand, to the subject of the route espositivo, like Andy is succeeded to realize his desire: to enter in the olimpo of the fame.
Arch. Raffaella Ferrara
The show is visitable from tuesday to sunday from 10,30 to 20,30, closes 25 december and the afternoon of 31 december from 14,30. The ticket of entrance costs 7,00 and foyer for military boys until 18 years, students, over 60 costs 5,50 euro.