WARHOL IN MALAGA

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Robert Mapplethorpe’s legendary portrait of Warhol on display in Malaga.

MALAGA’S PICASSO MUSEUM HOSTS A BEAUTIFUL ANDY WARHOL EXHIBITION THIS SUMMER.

Malaga’s Picasso museum is graciously hosting a marvelous Andy Warhol exhibition this summer, totally overshadowing the rather mediocre collection of Picasso’s own works in his hometown.

Some of Andy Warhol’s finest works are on display: The Monroe series, the Mao wall, the Shah of Iran, the Campbell soup cans, the super 8 takes of Bob Dylan, Susan Sontag, Allen Ginsberg, and many others, who whirled around in Warhol’s frenetic Factory years in New York.

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A screening room with original takes brings you right back to the ‘White Light – White Heat’ nights of the Factory, complete with Nico, Lou Reed and their Velvet Underground.  A truly amazing experience in the middle of the beautifully renovated old town streets of Malaga.

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Mao Tse Tung according to Warhol.

Right at the entrance to the Warhol exhibition is one of my own all time favorites. Richard Mapplethorpe’s phenomenal photo of Andy Warhol, shot in 1986, the year before Andy Warhol died.  Mapplethorpe himself was hugely famous in his own right along with Warhol and the other celebrities.

Mapplethorpe’s short life is beautifully cronicled in this essay SEXUAL OUTLAW written by his former lover, Jack Fritscher.

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