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Sole DXB to Host Letters to Andy Warhol Exhibition

Sole dxb 2017

Sole DXB 2017 to Letters to Andy Warhol exhibition

This year’s Sole DXB opens with a must-see collaborative project between Cadillac and The Andy Warhol Museum.

The cultural institution celebrates Warhol’s legacy through co-created content and experiences, and this exhibition includes five pieces of artwork, across varying mediums and techniques. All are from different periods of Warhol’s career, which all share Cadillac as the subject.

To be held from 8-16 December at UAE’s Dubai Design District, Letters to Andy Warhol also showcases rarely-seen letters from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Mick Jagger, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York State Department of Public Works and Truman Capote, each offering a glimpse into Warhol’s private correspondence, personal experiences and relationships.

Each letter has inspired artistic contributions and experiences from a roster of talent including David LaChapelle, Nick Rhodes, Sean Lennon, Sienna Miller and Zac Posen.

The exhibition aims to create a dialogue between the era of handwritten notes and our technology-filled present.

Sole DXB 2017

Sole DXB 2017 to Letters to Andy Warhol exhibition

Rajat Malhotra, the director of Sole DXB said, “The exhibition signals how we’d like to approach the representation of art, one of our key pillars, going forward.  Andy Warhol played a huge role in our understanding of culture, growing up, and we hope that by looking into our past, this will help to design our future.”

As an icon, celebrity and artist, Andy Warhol was among the most influential people of the last century. An innovator and remarkable entrepreneur, he blurred the lines between art and commerce, celebrating iconic fixtures of American life – with the Cadillac a mainstay in his life’s works.

Sole DXB 2017 will also include appearances from Mobo award-winning rapper and actor Kano, American rapper Pusha T, and streetwear designer Hiroshi Fujiwara, who has created pieces for some of the top streetwear brands including Nike, Stussy, and Carhartt.

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