• arts & culture

29 April 2016

The National Gallery of Victoria's blockbuster exhibition Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei closed this week with a final attendance of 399,127 people, making it the highest-selling ticketed exhibition in the NGV's history.

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei was developed by the NGV and The Andy Warhol Museum, with the participation of Ai Weiwei, and explored the significant influence of these two exemplary artists on modern art and contemporary life, focusing on the parallels between the two artists' practices.

Surveying the scope of both artists' careers, the exhibition at the NGV presented more 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a wide representation of paintings, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media.

The exhibition surpassed a 12-year record for the gallery which was set by 2004's Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition The Impressionists, which drew 380,234 people to the NGV.