Warhol's Mao Paintings Censored from Chinese Exhibitions

Dec 20, 2012 10:34PM
Mao, 1973
Gagosian Gallery

You can catch him on giant posters, on the walls of living rooms, and in sculptural bust form in restaurants, but there’s one place in China you won’t be seeing Chairman Mao this year — art museums. The Chinese government has removed 10 of Andy Warhol’s Mao paintings from the mainland stops of the traveling exhibition Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of Warhol’s death. READ MORE