Pop Art fans will have a unique opportunity to see Andy Warhol's original work in Barcelona, from May 4 to 7. For just four days, the Porsche Barcelona Center will host a unique exhibition made up of ten creations by the American artist. Among them are some emblematic serigraphs such as the portraits of Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix, Campbell's Soup Can or “Death of an Idol from All America”, in tribute to Marilyn Monroe.
Along with the Andy Warhol exhibition, Centro Porsche Barcelona will also exhibit two very special models. It is a Boxster Spyder and a 911 Turbo S, both fully labeled with posters made in The Factory, New York's famous dark ship that Warhol turned into a luminous creative laboratory. This center also served, as of 1963, as a meeting point for the great celebrities of the time, such as musicians, filmmakers, actors and other visual artists.
The traveling Pop Art exhibition coincides with the launch of the new Porsche 718 Boxster. This four-cylinder mid-engined convertible two-seater, drawing much of its technology from the current Le Mans winner, pays homage to the four-cylinder boxer powertrains that were used in the racing Porsche 718 that won so many races over the years. sixty.
The ten works are installed on unique “trestles” specifically designed for this purpose. These structures are a giant replica of the classic Porsche Design metal suitcase, which measures two meters high, weighs 150 kilos and has high-quality finishes. When opening it, we will find a work of art attached to each side, and inside it has an autonomous lighting system, with its own batteries, in such a way that no cables or plugs are necessary to install it anywhere. The structure is supported on GTS one-nut mini rims. Once the “suitcase” is closed, the paintings can be transported in a simple and safe way.
The traveling Pop Art exhibition, consisting of the ten serigraphs and the two Porsche labeled with works by Warhol, began in March and will end in July.