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Banksy and Warhol - Catania

District Taormina - Catania - Etna


The exhibition, edited by Sabina de Gregori and Giuseppe Stagnitta, will be set up at Palazzo della Cultura in Catania from 22 November 2021 to 2 June 2022 and document the innovative and revolutionary path of two great artists who have changed the way of living the art of last 50 years: Warhol and Banksy.

A confrontation between two artists and two apparently distant personalities: the fabulous world of Andy Warhol, famous and omnipresent, the most photographed artist in the world, against the anonymous Banksy who has never posed for a photo and who risks being arrested, making his art a worldwide media event.

On the one hand, therefore, Warhol and his works that have become a consumer product and his name a real brand, and on the other Banksy, a great communication expert who continues to make people talk about himself by transforming street vandalism into a front page international event, capable of reaching the entire planet, now a successful brand recognized all over the world, and not only in art. Banksy, like Warhol, has become a real brand like Coca-Cola or Nike.

Two artists whose most famous works ever made are themselves: "In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes" said Warhol and Banksy replies: "Everyone in life will have 15 minutes of anonymity". Brilliant figures, capable of creating a powerful cocktail of celebrity, satire and voyeurism and who have been able to transform their art into an extraordinary event.

Source: https://www.warholbanksy.com