In the Kunstraum at Deutsche Bank Salzburg:
Warhol's Polo Players and Portraits
Andy Warhol, Polo, 1985
Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Polo Players was recently exhibited at the
Gallerie Thaddeus Ropac in Paris, prompting Sidney Picasso to write, "Once
again, we see before us Warhol images we had divined, but which lay
fallow at the back of our minds." The series, created in 1985, is surely
among Warhol’s lesser-known works. The snapshots of horse and rider
associate the allure of this elite sport with some of the qualities
attributed to it - masculinity, glamour and status.
From June 29,
a selection of the Polo Players can be seen in the Kunstraum of
the Deutsche Bank in
Salzburg, Austria. A series of Warhol’s celebrity portraits is also on
display. The exhibition was organised by the Gallerie Thaddeus Ropac,
with offices in Salzburg and Paris, in close cooperation with New York’s
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
The Beatles, Isabelle Adjani, Gerard Depardieu, Michael
Jackson, Jean Cocteau: Polo Players and Portraits focuses on works
that were not commissioned, and which come from private collections.
Exceptions are the pieces on loan from the Deutsche Bank Collection: two
of Warhol’s Goethe portraits from 1982, and created in honour of the 150th
anniversary of the German writer’s birth. Following an exhibition of
paintings by the Austrian artist Hubert Scheibel, the Warhol show is the
second cooperation between Deutsche Bank Salzburg and the Gallerie
Andy Warhol, Goethe, 1982, Deutsche Bank Collection
Polo Players and Portraits is on view until August
30, 2003 in the Kunstraum of Deutsche Bank, Schwarz Strasse 30 in 5010
Salzburg. Opening hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM until 5:00
PM. Admission is free.