Warhol after Munch
4 June – 12 September
A surprising, perhaps even startling meeting between two of the giants of modern art: Andy Warhol, master of the surface, and Edvard Munch, periscope from the depths of the soul. Louisiana's summer exhibition of Warhol’s “Munch pictures” together with several of Munch's original prints was a museum experience not to be missed.
It may have seemed the strangest choice: placing Edvard Munch (1863-1944), whom most people see as the painter of the innermost soul, alongside Andy Warhol (1928-1987), who is normally labelled as the apostle of the superficial. But there were three good reasons to do so.
The exhibition Warhol After Munch consisted of 30 of Warhol’s unique silk-screen prints and 17 of Munch’s original prints, enabling the viewer to follow the transformation of Munch’s subjects.
In connection with the exhibition Louisiana published an international catalogue in English. Preface and text ”Warhol After Munch” by Louisiana director Poul Erik Tøjner, ”Warhol and Munch” by Professor Siegfried Gohr, ”Warhol Distinctly After Munch” by Henriette Dedichen and finally the text ”Andy Warhol and the Exposed Existance” by Professor Gunnar Danbolt.