Posted by: Frederik Balfour on July 21, 2008
First it was dog meat. Now Andy Warhol’s works have been banned from Beijing during the Olympics. Apparently the Ministry of Culture has deemed Warhol’s portraits inappropriate art work to be exhibited during the games. The exhibition entitled Andy Warhol Portraits: Sports, Stars and Society was to have opened on July 26 and run through to August 21 in the Faurschou Beijing gallery in the trendy 798 Art District, one of the city’s top tourist draws but the cultural watchdog refused to grant permission, Kai Heinze, gallery director said in an email. Stayed tuned for more details on why Warhol was denied his 15 minutes of fame.