Hamburg Kunsthalle presents an outstanding collection of graphic prints that, with the exception of Andy Warhol's prints (1928–1987), have rarely or never been shown before.
Exhibition "Series. Printed graphics from Warhol to Vul"offers the opportunity to explore these hidden treasures in combination with several additional loans and discover a new look at printed graphics and its further development in contemporary art.
In the mid-1960s, print production became one of the most important art media thanks to Pop Art and Fluxus. Thanks to graphic colors and powerful motifs, new graphic technologies, such as screen printing and offset printing, not only allow lengthy print runs, but also previously unknown access to graphic motifs of popular print and advertising media. In addition to pop art, it was minimalist and conceptual art, with its graphic consequences, that brought serial reproduction to the forefront. Warhol's experiments undoubtedly became the epitome of serial art and demonstrated the heyday of print media in marketing and advertising.
Artists involved: Joseph Albers, John Cage, Nina Canell, David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Donald Judd, Maria Lassnig, Saul Levitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, Robert Mangold, Bryce Marden, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Pike, Sigmar Polke, Richter, Dieter Roth, Fred Sandback, Thomas Schütte, Frank Stella, Rosemary Trockel, Victor Vasarely, Wolf Vostell, Andy Warhol, Christopher Wool and others.