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Museum Brandhorst
Theresienstraße 35A 80333 München
Collage mit einem Mann (links) und einer Frau (rechts), deren rote Zungenspitzen sich berühren. Im Hintergrund erscheint eine grüne und eine lila Farbfläche .

Silver Factory | Collage Workshop: Portraits by Andy Warhol

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  • Time of day6:00 until 7:30 PM
  • Target groupsTeenagers, Adults
  • RegistrationFree of charge | No registration necessary | Join in at any time




Andy Warhol is world famous. Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen one of his paintings. He turned everyday objects like a tin can or a flower into art, and often into reproduced superstar artworks. By using bright colors and reducing images to their essentials, he managed to bind zeitgeist and coolness in his works. That is also the case with the portraits he made of a wide variety of people. It was an honor to be portrayed by Warhol, because that could make you “immortal.” To this day, the prints of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley or Liz Taylor are stored in our collective memory.


Based on the series of works “Ladies and Gentlemen” (1975), which can be seen in the exhibition “From Andy Warhol to Kara Walker. Scenes from the Brandhorst Collection,” we will use collages in the Factory in an attempt to get a better idea of self-depictions and portraits. In the process, the facial representations can be altered by means of multi-layered arrangements of colored paper and foils as well as the use of bright colors. How different can the effect of one and the same motif be, modified simply by lighter or stronger printing, by dark shadows and gaudy colors, by different levels and materials, by smudging or hard lines? Which combination creates the most striking effect for you? How can we find an interesting motif? Following in Warhol’s footsteps, you can creatively explore his artistic practice.


The workshop will be run by art historian and educator Esther Emmerich.





Every second Thursday evening from 6 to 7.30 p.m., the free drop-in format “Silver Factory” provides the right setting for teenagers and adults to get creative. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s famous studio, the Silver Factory, various different techniques and themes entice us to take part in varied artistic endeavors across all media. Whether drawing, painting, using different printing techniques or dancing, whether analog, digital or hybrid, come by and be transported into the world of colors and shapes in a relaxed atmosphere.





You will find many other programs in the museum as well as information about the artists and artworks in the collection in our digital creative lab: Factory.

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