Art & Cars

Highlights of the Daimler Art Collection

May 12th — August 12th 2012
Museum für historische Maybach-Fahrzeuge
Holzgartenstraße 8
92318 Neumarkt

Tel.: 0049/(0)9181.4877100

An important step towards internationalization the Daimler Art Collection 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 he 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.

The groups of works by Longo and Warhol presented as a special exhibition at the Museum for historic Maybach cars are complemented by sculptures and picture objects whose shiny lacquered surfaces pick up car design and aesthetics or go back to signals and graphics from the world of cars (Flaig, Klasen, Miller, Szarek), and also by video works referring to motor racing, city traffic and car advertising (Fleury, Mosher).

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Artists

  • Ulrike Flaig
  • Sylvie Fleury
  • Richard Hamilton
  • Peter Klasen
  • Robert Longo
  • Gerold Miller
  • Kirsten Mosher
  • Vincent Szarek
  • Andy Warhol
  • Ina Weber

Publications

  • Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol

    Cars. Die letzten Bilder 1986/87

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

    Cars

    Andy Warhol, Sylvie Fleury, Robert Longo, Vincent Szarek from the Daimler Art Collection

    Renate Wiehager for the Daimler Art Collection , Hatje Cantz Ostfildern, 2010

Exhibitions

    Mercedes-Benz Museum

    Art & Stars & Cars

    On the Occasion of the Automobile's 125th Anniversary
    May 10th — September 25th 2011
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    Museum für historische Maybach-Fahrzeuge

    Art & Cars

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