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In the Kunstraum at Deutsche Bank Salzburg:
Andy Warhol's Polo Players and Portraits



Andy Warhol, Polo, 1985
©Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris


Andy Warhol’s Polo Players was recently exhibited at the Gallerie Thaddeus Ropac in Paris, prompting Sidney Picasso to write, "Once again, we see before us Warhol images we had divined, but which lay fallow at the back of our minds." The series, created in 1985, is surely among Warhol’s lesser-known works. The snapshots of horse and rider associate the allure of this elite sport with some of the qualities attributed to it - masculinity, glamour and status.

From June 29, a selection of the Polo Players can be seen in the Kunstraum of the Deutsche Bank in Salzburg, Austria. A series of Warhol’s celebrity portraits is also on display. The exhibition was organised by the Gallerie Thaddeus Ropac, with offices in Salzburg and Paris, in close cooperation with New York’s Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

The Beatles, Isabelle Adjani, Gerard Depardieu, Michael Jackson, Jean Cocteau: Polo Players and Portraits focuses on works that were not commissioned, and which come from private collections. Exceptions are the pieces on loan from the Deutsche Bank Collection: two of Warhol’s Goethe portraits from 1982, and created in honour of the 150th anniversary of the German writer’s birth. Following an exhibition of paintings by the Austrian artist Hubert Scheibel, the Warhol show is the second cooperation between Deutsche Bank Salzburg and the Gallerie Thaddeus Ropach.


Andy Warhol, Goethe, 1982, Deutsche Bank Collection


Polo Players and Portraits is on view until August 30, 2003 in the Kunstraum of Deutsche Bank, Schwarz Strasse 30 in 5010 Salzburg. Opening hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Admission is free.