"Stars & Guitars" in Infeld cultural center
The "Stars & Guitars" exhibition in Infeld cultural center in Dobrinj, Island of Krk, Croatia features works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Steve Kaufman, Mel Ramos, Kiki Kogelnik and other well-known Pop Art artists as well as rare guitars from the Infeld collection. Pop Art moved the striking visual world of advertising and the mass media into the aesthetic focus. From bizarre to critical, artists delivered an imaginative interpretation of commercial products.
It was not about a direct adoption of what was found in everyday life: The subjects were overdrawn, distorted, fragmented, endlessly duplicated and boosted to the point of absurdity. A unique iconography and visual language was created: recognizable, reduced, expressive. The sound of guitars accompanied the Pop Art era, some of which were already being played on Thomastik-Infeld strings back then. The Infeld collection includes rare instruments from this period, such as a 1951 Fender Nocaster, and rounds off the "Stars & Guitars" exhibition. The exhibited guitars have Thomastik-Infeld strings and are ready to be played.
The exhibition can be seen to September 30, 2020. The admission is free.
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