Daimler Art Collection: Art & Stars & Cars at the Mercedes-Benz Museum
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Stuttgart, Germany, Apr 18, 2011
125 years of automotive history are set to encounter modern and contemporary art: between 10 May and 25 September 2011 the Daimler art collection will be guesting at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart for the first time. The unique Art & Stars & Cars show presents more than 250 exhibits, many of them themed around the motor car. A particular highlight is the legendary Cars series by Andy Warhol, which was produced 25 years ago on the occasion of the car’s centenary.
Exciting milestones from the Daimler art collection will be on display in this special exhibition, some of which deal with Mercedes-Benz’s history, models or design. Over 120 internationally renowned artists – including Bertrand Lavier, Willi Baumeister, Sylvie Fleury, Adolf Hölzel and Robert Longo – will be showcased within the permanent car exhibition. The special display ranges from classic works of constructivist and concrete art from South Germany to contemporary videos and photographs by today’s artists from all over the world.
There will a catalogue to accompany the exhibition, and children and adults can look forward to a comprehensive range of art appreciation activities. Admission to the special exhibition is included in the regular day ticket. The Mercedes-Benz Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. For registration, reservations and current information please telephone 07 11 / 17 - 30 000 or visit www.mercedes-benz-classic.com .
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