Art and Cars—From Andy Warhol to Kirsten Mosher

On the Occasion of the 175th Anniversary of Gottlieb Daimler, born in Schorndorf

March 21st — May 10th 2009
Kulturforum Schorndorf e.V.
Karlstraße 19
73614 Schorndorf

Tel.: 0049/(0)7181.9927940

Cars meet Art. The Museum Schorndorf exhibits under the title Art and Cars representative car-related works from the Daimler Art Collection.

The Corporate Collection was started in 1977 and has expanded continuously since then to approximately 1800 works by about 600 artists. It reflects the 20th century’s key abstract-constructive, conceptual or minimalist approaches to pictures. But the collection has always included a few specially commissioned works. An important step towards internationalization in 1986 was a commission extended to Andy Warhol to mark the company’s 100th anniversary: The Cars series was to have included 80 pictures, but only 35 pictures and 12 drawings had been completed when the artist died in 1987. A second commission went to the New York artist Robert Longo, who produced a series of five black-and-white ‘portraits’ and a full-wall airbrush painting of Mercedes-Benz models from 1995–1998.

In the exhibition in Schorndorf, selected works of art by Warhol and Longo are on display. The show is completed with a selection of collages, objects, sculptures and videos showing various variations in terms of subject matter and media on the theme of “Art and Cars”. Gerold Miller’s frame-wall sculptures treated with car paint attempt a topical response to the surface orientated aesthetics of the Pop-art era. Design objects by Vincent Szarek and wall sculpture based on an industrial shining material by Ulrike Flaig reflect the spectrum of contemporary ideas, along with Sylvie Fleury’s and Kirsten Mosher’s video works, arranged in series in each case.

Artists

  • Ulrike Flaig
  • Sylvie Fleury
  • Peter Klasen
  • Bertrand Lavier
  • Robert Longo
  • Gerold Miller
  • Kirsten Mosher
  • Olivier Mosset
  • Vincent Szarek
  • Andy Warhol

Publications

  • Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol

    Cars. Die letzten Bilder 1986/87

    Daimler-Benz AG, Dr. Cantz’sche Druckerei Ostfildern, 1996
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Exhibitions

    Museum für historische Maybach-Fahrzeuge

    Art & Cars

    Highlights of the Daimler Art Collection
    May 12th — August 12th 2012
    Details
    Unimog-Museum

    Cars and Art

    From Andy Warhol to Kirsten Mosher
    November 13th 2010 — February 13th 2011
    Details
    Daimler Contemporary Berlin

    cars

    May 24th — August 24th 2003
    Details
    Mercedes-Benz Museum

    Art & Stars & Cars

    On the Occasion of the Automobile's 125th Anniversary
    May 10th — September 25th 2011
    Details
    Mercedes-Benz KundenCenter Wörth

    Cars and Art

    From the Daimler Art Collection—From Andy Warhol to Kirsten Mosher
    November 26th — December 16th 2005
    Details
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