Of course, we cannot ignore the recent craze of the Andy Warhol exhibition in Hong Kong! The collection is amazingly huge – though a bit too cramped in such a small place in Hong Kong, definitely worthwhile to visit. It is said to be the largest collection ever being shown in Asia!
It is interesting to see Andy Warhol’s early works and inspiration as a shoe-illustrator and his progression towards the concept of art becoming commodities and detaching emotions from images.
Andy Warhol and Takahashi Murakami strikes me as being very similar to each other – both reflecting (or even predicting) city cultures at their times and at the same time facing as much commercial success as their controversies in contributing/ “destroying” art.
Wait for the special comparison post of the two masters
More in-depth analysis of Andy Warhol will be available and also the two master’s influence in art and how they affect us in Hong Kong as well!