Jul 02, 2015 8:41PM

A Huge Andy Warhol And Ai Weiwei Exhibition Is Coming To The NGV

This is major.
A couple of influential artists are coming to the NGV: Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. You might have heard of them somewhere between Campbell's Soup and Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn.
Developed by the NGV and The Andy Warhol Museum, the exhibition will hold a lot of work. Major new commissions, installation, painting, sculpture, film and photography will play a part. Given Ai Weiwei's participation, social media and the internet will also be involved. Speaking of the internet, there will also be cats. In honour of Andy's tribe of Siamese cats and Ai's 30-something studio cats. Cats!
Over 200 of Andy's most popular pieces will be shown, plus previously unseen work including over 500 polaroids of his friends.
The program is a perfect pairing considering the influence Andy has had on Ai's work. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again) was the first book Ai purchased when he moved to the US. It may not have been the catalyst for his decision to become an arist, but it certainly helped him aim.
The exhibition runs from 11 December 2015 - 24 April 2016. Book here.
Photos: NGV

Hayley Morgan