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  Andy Warhol Shadows, 1978-79

Andy Warhol: Shadows

26 February - 2 October 2016

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Shadows (1977-78) by Andy Warhol, a monumental artwork of 102 large format, silkscreened panels that reflect some of the artist's explorations with abstraction, through his signature palette of bright and cheerful hues which characterized a large part of his work.

Far from replicas, each Shadow corresponds to a form that reveals its space with precision and self-awareness, directing the spectator's gaze to light, the central subject of the series. By focusing on the shadow to devise light as sparks of color, Warhol returns to the quintessential problem of art: perception. As he asserted, "when I look at things, I always see the space they occupy. I always want the space to reappear, to make a comeback, because it's lost space when there's something in it."

Organized by Dia Art Foundation.

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Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol (1928-1987) in front of the Shadows at the Heiner Friedrich Gallery, New York, 1979 (detail).

Photo: © Arthur Tress © Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / VEGAP.

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