Andy Warhol and Loredana Bertè A legendary duet
Andy Warhol - Alchemist of the Sixties
Villa Reale di Monza, Orangerie - Until April 28th 2019
Not everyone knows that Andy Warhol, the artist considered one of the absolute masters of the twentieth century for his ability to interpret contemporary society, has worked with Loredana Bertè. The Italian queen of rock in 1981 went to New York to record the album Made In Italy, and at that time attended the Factory, the creative temple of the master of Pop Art, also earning the nickname of Pasta Queen for her culinary talents.
The creator of serial art and the most nonconformist Italian artist collaborated on the realization of the album with the video clip Movie, directed by Don Munroe, and the cover photo, an intense close-up of the singer captured by the ability by Christopher Makos, an apprentice of Man Ray and considered the most modern photographer in America.
To see live this little work of art, the right occasion is the exhibition dedicated to Andy Warhol at the Villa Reale in Monza. An exhibition that allows you to retrace the creative universe of contemporary art giant through the most recognizable icons of his art: from Marilyn Monroe to Jackie Kennedy, from Muhammad Alì to Mao Tse-Tung to Liza Minelli.
The sexual revolution is also analyzed, of which Warhol was a witness, without forgetting that he was one of the main architects of the liberation of customs. In particular, you can see close up photos of Makos portraying the master in women's clothes and the film Women in revolt, shot in New York in 1971 and dubbed in the Italian version by Vladimir Luxuria.
From May 9th this exhibition will move to 3 historic Apulian palaces: the Norman Swabian Castle of Mesagne, the Tanzarella Palace in Ostuni and the Ducal Palace of Martina Franca
Portrait of Andy Warho, Leo Castelli Gallery, 1982, poster of the exhibition; courtesy of Marco Rettani, Swiss Collection, and two serigraphies on the Camouflage theme