This cultural season’s big name is exhibited at Paris’ Museum for Modern Art. The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris – the municipal museum’s full name – tends to sometimes fall out of the modern art limelight alongside the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Grand Palais. So I was happy to discover the Warhol expo, giving me an excuse to return to one of my favourite museums.
When I wander around in the MAM I’m always amazed by how much excellent art is available to the public freely and why not more people are queuing up here. Colourful oeuvres of Raoul Dufy, André Derain and Giorgio de Chirico are exhibited here so peacefully in the white and bright spaces of the MAM, allowing me to admire the artworks at my own pace. And at the end I have taken the habit of grabbing a coffee on the MAM’s terrace that has a beautiful view on the Eiffel tower and skateboarders that use the Palais de Tokyo as their playground.
The Andy Warhol expo is as colourful as you would expect. Beside the main oeuvre that is advertised – Shadows, a collection of 102 paintings that all contain the same shape – the artworks leading up to it are at least as interesting and entertaining. The world of Warhol is an interesting mix of glamour, banalities and dark things, so expect to find cow wallpaper, an electric chair and floating silver cushions.
The exhibition lasts from October 2nd 2015 till February 7th 2016.