Arts Everyday Living: Andy Warhol & the Art of Shopping—At the Museum Mall

 

 

 

 

When you think about it department stores are kind of like museums.

Andy Warhol

For the Art Circle group, here’s a blog on the art of shopping that we’ll be discussing on Tuesday. Let’s start at local shopping center, Pentagon City, inspired by the words of the Pop superstar, and approaching its advertising environment as if it were an art museum.

Taking a tour via its tower elevator and upscale escalators,

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Pentagon_city_mall

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through its fashion galleries decorated for Valentine’s Day,

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and department store exhibits,

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Art Mall Love

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where you can truly find art in a bottle,

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Pentagon City Chanel

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and polar bears in an elevator.

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Shoes, though, were a Warhol obsession, and still are popular with today’s shoppers, whether elegantly expensive,

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or filling entire stores.

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What would  Warhol’s creative opinion be of this display?

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Photographs courtesy of Joan Hart

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