Ai Weiwei: Life is in Danger Everyday

Ai Weiwei talks about his concept: (“Ai Weiwei: Life is in danger everyday” by Louisiana Channel)

Ai Weiwei and Coke Cola Urns: The Democratizing or Commercializing of Art?

Ai Weiwei, Neolithic Culture Pot with Coca-Cola Logo, 1992, Neolithic pot with acrylic paint, 12” x 13.125”. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ai Weiwei, Neolithic Culture Pot with Coca-Cola Logo, 1992, Neolithic pot with acrylic paint, 12” x 13.125”. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ai Weiwei’s works often questions the exchange value of the cultural product in the global capitalistic system. One of the example is “Neolithic Culture Pot with Coca-Cola Logo.” Coca Cola as an art object easily brings us back to Andy Warhol’s concept: art belong to the pop. Warhol’s Pop art establishes the model that brought art to the public eye, not just for the elite. That pop culture can be art is not only revealing the commercial value but also to a certain degree, the democratic preference. Continue reading

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Warholian: The Space between Art and Life

Picture © Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, 1967 (source: http://celebsview.info/andy-warhol-marilyn-monroe-original/)

Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, 1967(source: http://celebsview.info/andy-warhol-marilyn-monroe-original/)

The leading exhibition that Kirk Varnedoe (1946-2003) mounted as MOMA’s director, “High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture,” drew criticism from all corners of the art world. Continue reading

Contemporary Art and Global Money

(Damien Hirst’s skull / For the Love of God from ArtPatrolTV on Youtube)

It is a fine art and also a jewelry, with the potential artistic value and increasing market value as well, delicately gilded with platinum and diamonds by the world-famous artist Damien Hirst, “For the Love of God” is a must-buy collection. Continue reading