Originally posted on CBS Pittsburgh:
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Shanghai, China — the center of China’s march from ancient culture to superpower.
It’s a city that contains vestiges of the past — and in it science fiction skyscrapers straight out of Flash Gordon — it is also staking a bold claim to the future.
Commerce hums along at a pulsing beat, and if you look closely at the signs and logos of its restaurants and stores, you might mistake it for the a city in the U.S.
“Walking down the streets, there’s Tiffany’s and all sorts designer stores,” said Jesse Kowalski with the Warhol Museum. “It’s not at all what I thought China would be.”
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Into this cityscape comes the work Andy Warhol — the Pittsburgh-born American pop artist, who celebrated our own country’s pursuit of fame, mass culture and materialism.
Now, China’s involved in those same pursuits and this traveling…
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