As you move through the exhibition, you'll be accosted by loud sounds that pierce the galleries periodically. It comes from the only video — an 11-minute, 16mm film showing Warhol (now with his trademarked shock of white hair) painting and detailing a car, punctuated by footage of racecars tearing up a course.

Warhol's Truck, from 1985: Telltale signs of his signature style.
Warhol's Truck, from 1985: Telltale signs of his signature style.

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Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

1 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Fort Lauderdale

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"Warhol and Cars: American Icons," through February 10 at the Museum of Art|Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Closed Mondays. Admission is $10.

In the middle of it all is a cordoned-off room filled with floating silver pillows that has nothing to do with cars. Called Silver Clouds, it's a pure homage to Warhol's famous Factory, the Manhattan studio where he made his art in front of cameras, made "superstars," and made history. After proclaiming "Let's make clouds!" he and associates fabricated balloons from a light metallic plastic that would form the 1966 exhibit "Silver Clouds" at the prominent Leo Castelli Gallery. Re-created here, you're supposed to have fun with the shiny pillows — kick the things, punch them around, just don't take them too seriously. That's the Warhol we remember.

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