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Andy Warhol Cars and Business Art By Renate Wiehager & Friederike Nymphius

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Andy Warhol Cars and Business Art By Renate Wiehager in cooperation with Friederike Nymphius
Commissioned Art
by Robert Longo, Simone Westerwinter & Mathis Neidhart
Interviews with John M. Armleder, Peter Halley & Sarah Morris


square, 4to. pp. 143. profusely illustrated in colour & b/w. boards. dw. Stuttgart, Daimler-Chrysler AG, 2002.

Brand New in publisher's shrink wrap.

ISBN-10: 377571264 / ISBN-13: 9783775712644


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In 1986, on the 100th birthday of the automobile, the Daimler-Benz enterprise commissioned the pop art icon Andy Warhol to do a series of 80 car pictures documenting the history of the automobile from 1886 to the present. Using 20 selected Mercedes models - including the Daimler Motor Carriage and the Benz Patent Motor Car - 35 pictures and 12 large-format paintings were executed in 1986/87. This was  the last series produced by the artist.

The large-format picture book presents the works in the DaimlerChrysler Collection in total and, with other commissioned works, further explores the multifaceted subject of "Business Art". The works include a collaboration with Robert Longo in the 90s that yielded a series of black-and-white portraits of Mercedes-Benz models. With her "60 Name water-colours" (2001) of persons and products from the corporation, Simone Westerwinter created a radically new form of "Portrait". Mathis Neidhart is working towards a dialectical approach of conveying the brand name philosophy of DaimlerChrysler with art-specific questions. A text discussing the relationship of "business artists' Andy Warhol and Truman Capote as well as interviews with artists in the collection such as John M. Armleder, Peter Halley, Robert Longo and Sarah Morris intensify the subject matter of this publication.