Cadillac, in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum, reveals final exhibition of Letters to Andy Warhol will open at Sole DXB at Dubai Design District, d3 8th & 9th December 2017. Fresh off the back of announcing a heavyweight cultural billing for the 2017 event that includes Kano, Pusha T and Hiroshi Fujiwara, Sole DXB announces further exciting programming news, as Cadillac, and the Andy Warhol Foundation come together for an archive-led exhibition like no other, launching at Sole DXB 2017.
Icon. Celebrity. Artist. Andy Warhol was among the most influential people of the twentieth century. A daring innovator and remarkable entrepreneur, Andy Warhol blurred the lines between art and commerce, celebrating iconic fixtures of American life – the Cadillac a mainstay in his life’s works. Letters to Andy Warhol 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 a mutual friend of his and Truman Capote that offer a glimpse into Warhol’s most personal experiences and relationships.
Each letter has inspired artistic contributions and experiences from a roster of talent including Aimee Mullins, Brian Atwood, Chiara Clemente, Derek Blasberg, David LaChapelle, Francesco Clemente, J.J. Martin, Nick Rhodes, Sean Lennon, Sienna Miller and Zac Posen.
Letters to Warhol provides a unique dialogue between the era of handwritten notes and our technology-filled present. This rare glimpse into Warhol’s private correspondence reveals the bold spirit of a brilliant American icon – a multi-faceted, sensitive and ambitious artist whose determined self-belief and overarching optimism Cadillac is proud to celebrate at Sole DXB this December.
Rajat Malhotra, Director, Sole DXB said, “Having worked with Cadillac for 3 years now, this is the level of commitment and caliber of execution we’ve come to expect from their team. We’re thrilled to host the launch of Letters to Andy at Sole DXB. The exhibition signals our outlook on how we’d like to approach the representation of art, one of our key pillars, at the event, moving forward. Andy Warhol played an outsized role in our understanding of culture, growing up, and we hope looking into our past, will help inform our future.”
Nadim Ghrayeb, Regional Marketing Manager, Cadillac Middle East commented, “It is the first time anything like this has been brought to the Middle East so we are very excited to welcome everyone into the world of Andy Warhol and Cadillac. This collaboration helps to tell the story of one the most famous artist of our time, as well as the unique part Cadillac played in the ideology of the American dream.”