The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Lanxess Commissions Unnatural Rubber Exhibition with Warhol Museum
LANXESS and The Andy Warhol Museum reached out to 15 global artists and asked them for sketches and ideas of what they would do with synthetic rubber as a medium.

PITTSBURGH, PA.- Leading specialty chemicals manufacturer LANXESS Corporation announced its plans to celebrate synthetic rubber in a very artistic way in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and 15 well-known global artists.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of a revolutionary invention. On September 12, 1909, Fritz Hofmann received a patent for the “industrial production of synthetic rubber,” which transferred to LANXESS in 2004.

“Where would we be as a society without synthetic rubber? It’s unimaginable,” said Randy Dearth, president and CEO of LANXESS Corporation. “I am very proud that LANXESS is the heir to the synthetic rubber patent.”

LANXESS and The Andy Warhol Museum reached out to 15 global artists and asked them for sketches and ideas of what they would do with synthetic rubber as a medium. A panel of judges including both scientists and artists chose the winning piece. Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev collaborated on their submission and proposed the work entitled, “Wheel of Fortune.”

The Unnatural Rubber exhibition will be on view at The Andy Warhol Museum from October 18, 2009 through January 31, 2010 and then travel to other museums and LANXESS locations around the world.

“I believe the piece submitted by Hank and Ryan scored the highest in judging because it blended art, science, history and innovation beautifully,” said Eric Shiner, the Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum.

The website follows the exhibition and will feature artist interaction along with a look at other pieces from the exhibition, historical synthetic rubber information, and artist submissions.

Dearth, who was named Chairman of The Warhol Museum board of directors in 2008, believes that collaborating with the museum on the Unnatural Rubber Artist Challenge is great for the chemical industry, The Warhol Museum, and the public. “If we don’t take the time and celebrate these significant milestones, we will never truly appreciate all the innovation surrounding us. Adding the art element makes chemistry and its advancements available to everyone.”

LANXESS produces hundreds of different grades of synthetic rubber designed for a diverse range of applications, making it the manufacturer with the broadest product range. With 100 years of experience in synthetic elastomers the company is also regarded as a technology leader and a driving force in the industry.

Today's News

September 14, 2009

Exhibition of Works of Art by Joan Antoni Toledo, Founder of Equipo Cronica, Opens

International Group Exhibition Presents the Work of Six Prominent Rising Artists

Pakistani Artist Farida Batool Presents New Works in Her First Solo U.S. Exhibition at Aicon

Camera Work Gallery Presents Works by French Photographer Jean-Baptiste Huynh

Italian Photographer Benno Graziani's Iconic Photographs on View at Hamiltons Gallery

Lanxess Commissions Unnatural Rubber Exhibition with Warhol Museum

October Gallery to Present Romuald Hazoumé's "Made in Porto-Novo"

Nassau County Museum of Art to Present Norman Rockwell: American Imagist

Japanese Art Dealers Association Members Present Exhibitions During New York City Asian Art Week

Cheekwood Museum Celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2010

Crush, the New Photographic Installation by Paul Kooiker, on View at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

A Work of Art at the University of Leicester has Captured in Time the Human Tragedy of the 9/11 Atrocity

Plains Art Museum Holds Retirement Reception for Sue Petry

The Museum of Contemporary Photography Presents Robert Adanto's The Rising Tide

Illustration from Myrtle Beach Art Museum Exhibit Traveling to New York

Design 21 Announces Call for Entries for UNESCO's Dream Center Logo Competition

Mumbai will be Hosting the Celebrated Indian Contemporary Art Expo

Arts Leaders Join U.S. Rep. Olver at Norman Rockwell Museum to Highlight Arts Sector's Role in Economic Recovery

The School of Visual Arts Presents a Panel Discussion Theory and Practice: Aporias of Perfection

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful