• Achille Bonito Oliva in the exhibition room on the occasion of his conference at Es Baluard
  • Andy Warhol
  • Andy Warhol
Achille Bonito Oliva in the exhibition room on the occasion of his conference at Es Baluard


Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporany de Palma dedicates this exhibition to Andy Warhol in anticipation of the twentieth anniversary of the death of the father of North American pop art.

The exhibition, which is supported by the Consell de Mallorca, brings together 114 works by Andy Warhol (Pittsburgh 1928 – New York 1987) from private collections in Italy, Mallorca and the United States, illustrating his artistic career from 1957 to 1986. Some of the works exhibited are great icons of Warhol, such as: Mao, Campbell’s Soup, Liz, Marilyn, Liza Minnelli o Mick Jagger, and also on display are record covers like that of The Velvet Underground and Nico, created by Warhol in 1967, or the The Rolling Stones cover for Sticky Finger, alongside the covers of magazines such as Interview and Time. This selection is complemented by some portraits of the artist himself, captured by the cameras of authors such as Hans Namuth and Mimmo Jodice, as well as the series of 28 "Anticamera with Andy Warhol" photos taken by Dino Pedriali in 1975.

The Andy Warhol exhibition invites one to reflect on the condition of contemporary man, demonstrating the values representing today's world. Fascinated by the icons of mass culture, Warhol managed to forge his own legend, becoming a great star of the “happy sixties” and a genuine myth of his time. Oblivious to excessive moralisms, this North American artist sought to place figures as diverse as Marilyn Monroe and Mao Tse-Tung, Lenin and Liza Minnelli, or Joseph Beuys and Mick Jagger on the same level.

Location – Hall: Floor  0
Production: D'Onofrio & Sanjuán, with special collaboration of the Consell de Mallorca.

2nd December 2006 → 14th January 2007
Curator: Gianfranco Rossini

With the special collaboration of: