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Warhol, Pettibone and The Art of Appropriation
by Collectors Contemporary
Location: Collectors Contemporary
Artist(s): Andy WARHOL, Richard PETTIBONE
Date: 29 Mar - 11 May 2012

Warhol, Pettibone and The Art of Appropriation brings two groundbreaking artists together in a dynamic conversation about what appropriation means: its cultural and historical significance. This unique exhibition presents an opportunity for visitors to acquire celebrated works by Andy Warhol and Richard Pettibone and to take a focused look at their significance in art history.

To appropriate is to borrow an image and create a new meaning. The act of choosing an existing image or object and re-contextualising it is an artistic and conceptual act that resonates throughout art history.

Warhol pushes our understanding of appropriation even further. By taking the everyday as source material and making art, the artist dissolved any distinction between "high art" and popular culture: between art and life.

In the 1960s Richard Pettibone began producing unique miniature reproductions of artwork created by modern masters such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and Frank Stella. These small jewel-like works are celebrations of the original modern masterpieces.

Warhol, Pettibone and the Art of Appropriation presents work of masterful skill, critical acclaim and artistic innovation by two pioneers of appropriation.

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