Andy Warhol-Ai Weiwei

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The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Ai Wai Wai copy, Sydney Opera House

My take on Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei‘s irreverent, iconoclastic series of cultural icons, and a DIY Andy Warhol-esque pop art mash up from the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

Andy Warhol exhibition, NVG. Melbourne
“Andy Warhol”, NGV Mebourne

This outstanding double exhibition brings together two apparently dissimilar artists, neither a stranger to controversy, and weaves a surprising concordance between them. If you are visiting allow plenty of time, not just on account on the sheer scale of the exhibition but to have time to enjoy the interactive elements. In particular, even if you are an adult, check out the kids’ room where you can live the art.

Here’s some of the real art – I didn’t have a priceless vase or Campbell’s soup for my versions.

AiWeiwei finger at icons

Andy Warhol-Ai Wei Wei - vase, bicycle, Cambells soup

AndyWarhol-soups tins

The exhibition runs until 24 April at the National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

NGV website: www.ngv.vic.gov.au

For the Daily Post photo challenge Life imitates art.

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