Andy Warhol and Dollar Signs. Dominique Levy Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong. 23 May 2013. A great opportunity! If you have the chance, don’t miss it, Yareah Magazine readers!
Exceptional works included in Andy Warhol: Dollar Signs, the special exhibition that Dominique Lévy Gallery will present at Art Basel Hong Kong, May 22-26, 2013, in booth 3E11.
Andy Warhol has exerted enormous influence upon contemporary Chinese art over the past several decades. With this in mind, Dominique Lévy has assembled a highly focused selection of paintings from a single iconic body of work by this renowned artist. The gallery will present those paintings as a small but beautiful post-script to the recent Hong Kong Museum of Art exhibition Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal — the largest touring Warhol survey ever mounted.
As a first exhibition in Hong Kong, this is an exciting milestone for Dominique Lévy Gallery. Warhol’s Dollar Signs series was first shown publicly at Leo Castelli Gallery in 1982, the very same year the artist made his own first-ever trip to Hong Kong and mainland China. During that visit, Warhol met established Chinese artist Dr. Ku-Nien Chang, master calligrapher and landscape painter, who professed scant knowledge of Western art but had seen a picture of Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe in a foreign magazine. During their time together, the two artists exchanged drawings: Dr. Ku-Nien Chang skillfully snaked his brush across a sheet of paper to create the message, “long life,” which he presented to the American. Warhol in turn used a magic marker to draw one of his Dollar Signs. and presented this to his host with a wish of “good fortune.” It is in this same spirit of art and exchange that Dominique Lévy Gallery arrives in Hong Kong for Art Basel.