Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei features two of the most consequential artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Published by the NGV, in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Museum and Ai Weiwei, this landmark volume is the first to explore the significant influence of these two exemplary artists on modern art, life and politics, by focusing on the parallels and intersections between their practices.
Warhol created some of the most defining iconography of the late twentieth century through his exploration of consumer society, fame and celebrity, media and advertising, politics and capital. Equally, Ai Weiwei’s work
addresses some of the most critical global issues of the early twenty-first century, including the relationship between tradition and modernity, the role of the individual and the state, questions of human rights, and the
value of freedom of expression.
Alongside beautifully reproduced images by both artists are illuminating essays by an international team of art experts, curators, and scholars that survey the scope of the artists’ careers and interpret the significant impact of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei on contemporary art and life.
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei
Edited by Max Delany and Eric Shiner with contributing authors
Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria
280 x 220mm, portrait, 328 pages, paperback
Fully illustrated in colour
Category: Contemporary art