My favorite part of the exhibition was the tins of Campbell’s Soup being sold for €5 in the gift shop. They were literally cans of soup. For five euro. And. People. Bought. Them.
If you’re reading this and you’re anywhere near Madrid between now and May, I would recommend paying a visit to Fundación Canal in Plaza de Castilla, Madrid, to see the posters of post-Impressionist artist Tolouse Lautrec.
If the depictions of dancers and the Paris party scenes of the 1890’s don’t attract you too much, I will nevertheless assure you that walking through the theatrically curated art space will make you feel like you’ve shouldn’t have had that last glass of absinth.
Running simultaneously in the Caixa Forum near Atocha is a retrospective on the work of Andy Warhol, which I visited yesterday and would also recommend; if not for the iconic prints of Marilyn Monroe, then for the hoards of evil millenials taking selfies in front of them.
I may touch on it with more detail some time in the future, but it’s easy to draw at least one parallel between Lautrec and Warhol – they enjoyed a good party and reveled in a society of both celebritism and freakism.