M. Degas arrive en ville

IN SIX weeks, the National Gallery of Victoria International opens its latest Winter Masterpieces exhibition, Degas, a New Vision. Works have been drawn from collections across the globe and, in the words of the NGVI’s press office, offer a ‘fresh and dynamic reappraisal of this legendary artist’s genius.’

Why Ai Weiwei is not Andy Warhol

…it is implied by this exhibition that the natural conclusion for such comparison is that Ai is a successor to Warhol and that he continues the work started by the albino wigg’d one. That underrates Ai significantly.