R · SANDERSON TO PRESENT SHADOW COLLECTION WITH A COMPLETE AND ORIGINAL PORTFOLIO OF ANDY WARHOL: SHADOWS AT BELLAVITA, TAIPEI

July, 2017

To celebrate the opening of the first R · SANDERSON store in Taiwan on the first floor of BELLAVITA, Taipei, R · SANDERSON will present Shadow collection, the IIIrd Series of Fusing Art with Fashion, together with a complete portfolio of Andy Warhol’s Shadows series, comprising of six original and unique silkscreen-prints at the atrium of BELLAVITA, from 27th July to 13th August, 2017. It is the first time a complete portfolio of Andy Warhol’s Shadows series is on public display in Taiwan, only 10 sets have been produced by the revered artist.

In 1978, the “King of Pop” embarked upon the production of a monumental body of work titled Shadows, considered one of Andy Warhol’s most enigmatic work that offers insight into the lesser known side of the artist. Unlike Warhol’s more familiar images such as the Campbell’s Soup Cans, Shadows are silkscreen-prints of photographs of shadows of objects that give no visual reference to the objects that cast the initial shadows. They epitomise the artist’s obsession with abstraction and his eternal search for a purposefully made image of nothing. The importance of the work lies in its surface, in the subtle nuances of colour and diamond dust, the play of light and dark, matte and sparkle, in blown-up and exaggerated scale.

Inspired by and a tribute to Andy Warhol’s epic Shadows series, R · SANDERSON Shadow pebbles feature gradated varnish with 24k/ 22k/ 18k gold leaf, gold powder and diamond dust to create a highly three-dimensional object, each is unique and made entirely by hand - every pair is a true piece of walking art.

Three colourways have been created exclusively for R · SANDERSON BELLAVITA.

Exhibition Details:

First Floor
BELLAVITA Atrium
Xinyi District, Taipei
T: +886 2722 3391

27th July – 13th August, 2017
Monday to Thursday, Sunday 10:30 – 20:00
Friday & Saturday 10:30 – 22:30