This summer Manneraak and Karen Bystedt launched their new collaboration at Manneraaks exhibition in Mandal, Norway. The exhibition showed 11 of Manneraaks new works and of course this new picture of Andy in front of a tree in the south of Norway.
Karen Bystedt is founder and photographer of The Lost Warhols brings to life one of the greatest art icons of the twentieth century. Shot at 'The Factory' in New York City, Bystedt was a student at NYU, working on a book on the top male models of the era, when she cold-called Andy Warhol. Andy himself, answered the phone and agreed to a rare sitting with Bystedt in the conference room at 'The Factory'.
Bystedt went on to publish four books. Participating in the books, are celebrities like Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves and many more. Having found the Warhol-negatives in 2011, long lost since the initial shoot in 1982, in Andy's spirit, Bystedt has began collaborating with some of the great artists in the street and pop art genres of today including Peter Tunney, Speedy Graphito, Gregory Siff, Dom Pattinson and Chris Brown aka Konfuzed.
Permanent collections of the Lost Warhols may be found at The Andy Warhol Museum, the Armenian Museum of Modern Art, the Hearst Foundation, the Lourdes Foundation and in the private collections of Prince Albert of Monaco, Tomoasso Buti, George Lopez, David Caruso and the Dean Collection (Swizz Beats) among others. With Murals located in Los Angeles, California as well as Houston, Texas.
For this project she has invited the Norwegian artist S. Manneraak to paint and work on one of the Warhol portraits. Working very closely with nature and being from Mandal, it was natural for Manneraak to put Warhol into a landscape from the countryside in Mandal comune.
The gallery was printing on MOAB Slickrock Metallic, Face mounted on acrylic glass.