Norwegian Royals

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway Opens a Special Exhibition in New York City.

qsHer Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway arrived at the Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America in New York City on April 24, 2013, to inaugurate the new exhibition entitled, Munch/Warhol and the Multiple Image.  According to the official website for Scandinavia House this special exhibition features:

“…two of the 20th century’s most prolific and inventive printmakers – Norwegian Edvard Munch and American Andy Warhol. Co-curated by Dr. Patricia G. Berman and Pari Stave and organized in honor of the 150th anniversary of Munch’s birth, the exhibition closely examines four graphic images produced by Munch at the turn of the century – The Scream, Madonna, The Brooch. Eva Mudocci, Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm – and later revisited by Andy Warhol in a little-known but extraordinary series of prints from 1984. 

Comprising over 30 original works from private and museum collections – some of which will be seen for the first time – the exhibition reveals remarkable affinities between the two artists: a preoccupation with themes of anxiety and alienation, ideal beauty, sex and mortality, and an ability to skillfully mine the iconic power of the image to craft their own mythic identities in self-portraits and in life.”

If you are interested in viewing Munch/Warhol and the Multiple Image the exhibition will be open to the public on April 27 – July 27, 2013 at the Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America.  For more information please click here.  If you would like to pre-order the exhibition catalog please click here.

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

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