The oeuvre of Andy Warhol has been celebrated for its disarming sense of humour and colourful variety. A new exhibition confirms such preconceptions but focuses on little-known aspects.

Pinkish Marilyns or soup can kaleidoscopes are nowhere to be found in the Museum for Modern Art’s “A Glittering Alternative”. On two floors, the Viennese gallery presents cheeky drawings of ladies in a shopping frenzy and graceful ink and gold leaf on paper artworks, a selection of snapshots and a video installation.

Warhol’s works might lack depth and complexity, but the Big Apple whizzkid’s talent as an entertainer are already evident in his earliest works of art.


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