Andy Warhol Show Opens

Sixteen Andy Warhol works on loan from the Rosini Gutman Foundation are now on display through December 31 in the lobby of the Hotel Gallery Art in Piazza dell’Oro.  The retrospective is open to the public with free admission.

The iconic pieces by the inventor of Pop Art are, true to style, mainly silkscreens including portrayals of Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger and Elvis Presley in addition to a giant ticket to a Lincoln Center film festival and a series of dollar bills; delicate chrysanthemums in honor of Japan created after he was wounded by an assailant; and a paper dress with repetitions of the Campbell Soup Can.

The exhibition is complemented by an outdoor installation of Vespa frameworks that climb the wall of a nearby tower, as well as three colorful Vespas parked in the square where people can pose for selfies.  This section is a project by Simone D’Auria, manager of the nearby Leica store.  To see a photo gallery, visit Florence’s La Repubblica news site.