Big Macs & Marilyn Monroe: Art Asia Seems Oddly American
Like all the fairs, many selections are tailored in hopes that the merchandise moves. Maybe it's cynical, but some neuvo money bags is a lot more likely to appreciate a giant painting of a cheeseburger than he is a piece exploring uniquely Asian themes. Not that the American-inspired art was bad, it's just that there was so much of it. It will be interesting to see if the selection that galleries show when Art Asia makes its Switzerland debut next year (again in partnership wtih Scope) is quite as US-centric.
More pictures after the cut.
Xu Song, Welcome Monroe, 2008 at Linda Gallery; Yang Mian, Welcome China Cultural Revolution, Marilyn, 2007 at Eli Klien Fine Art; Zhang Wei, Marilyn VS Qui Baishi no 3 at Moonstar