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Letters to Andy Warhol exhibition set to show in Dubai

December exhibition includes rarely seen letters from the archive of The Andy Warhol Museum

Letters to Andy Warhol exhibition set to show in Dubai

Cadillac, in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum, has announced that the final exhibition of Letters to Andy Warhol will take place in Dubai from December 8-16.

Only the second time outside of the US, the collaborative project between Cadillac and the cultural institution celebrates Warhol’s legacy through imaginative, co-created content and experiences.

The exhibition includes rarely seen letters from the museum’s archive, plus artistic contributions from several modern-day cultural creators.

Together, they explore recurring themes from Warhol’s body of work, such as the blurring of art and commerce and the trials of fame.

Letters to Andy Warhol showcases five letters from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Mick Jagger, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York State Department of Public Works and a mutual friend of his and Truman Capote that offer a glimpse into Warhol’s most personal experiences and relationships.

Each letter has also inspired artistic contributions and experiences from a roster of talent including Aimee Mullins, Brian Atwood, Chiara Clemente, Derek Blasberg, David LaChapelle, Francesco Clemente, JJ Martin, Nick Rhodes, Sean Lennon, Sienna Miller and Zac Posen.

Nadim Ghrayeb, regional marketing manager, Cadillac Middle East said: “It is the first time anything like this has been brought to the Middle East so we are excited to welcome everyone into the world of Andy Warhol and Cadillac. This collaboration helps to tell the story of one the most famous artists of our time, as well as the unique part Cadillac played in the ideology of the American dream.”

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