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Warhol in China

Artist
Andy Warhol
Date
2014
Publisher
Hatje Cantz
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
9783775736626
Size
31.5 × 27 × 3.5 cm
Length
312 
Description

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) flew to Beijing (via Hong Kong) in 1982, recording his impressions in brief journal entries while also photographing with his typical fanatical diligence. He encountered a capital virtually untainted by advertising and commerce, but nonetheless on the verge of an enormous transition. Following Mao’s death in 1976, an art scene was slowly beginning to emerge in China. Under Mao, art had been deployed mainly as a propaganda tool to communicate government propaganda. By the time of Warhol’s visit, new artistic strategies had established themselves. The Political Pop movement, Gaudy Art and “The Stars,” a group of younger artists to which Ai Weiwei belonged, were all greatly influenced by Warhol and other protagonists of Pop. For this group, Warhol’s classic silkscreen print “Mao” (1972) served as a critical point of departure for their artistic reevaluation of the iconography of communism. Warhol’s presence in China electrified Beijing’s avant-garde, and his photographs record both his own delight in encountering the city’s artists (as well as other sights—he was much impressed by the Great Wall) and their delight in him. These photographs consequently possess both artistic and documentary merit.

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