Warhol’s Mao Portraits Banned from Beijing Exhibition


The Ministry of Culture in Beijing has rejected Warhol’s works based on Chinese ruler Mao Zedong essentially censoring part of the Warhol traveling show.

“The show includes more than 300 paintings, photographs and films, featuring Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup cans, Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe as well as 10 Mao paintings which Chinese authorities have decided to exclude…The exhibition which opened first in Singapore, and runs through to March 31 at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, will then travel to Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo as part of a 26-month Asian tour to mark the 25th anniversary of Warhol’s death.” (via Bloomberg News)

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