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At the Macau Museum of Art – The Surreal Wonders of Konstantin Bessmertny

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If you’re in Macau, you’re very lucky.

You get to experience a new exhibit at the Macau Art Museum that will leave you tickled and inspired.

Konstantin Bessmertny’s latest show, “AD LIB,” is hardly improvised – each piece is consciously littered with mirth and mischief.

And the more you look at each part — and the whole — the more funny and fascinating it is.

  • The diorama against the wall – yes, that’s a miniature scene from The Godfather.
  • The open container hanging from the wall is the world’s most expensive bottle of wine.
  • The Victorian-style painting shows Konstantin’s dog, who just had an accident.
  • Rasputin’s eyes are decorated with Swarovski crystals.
  • Are you kidding us? Is that a Birkin handbag, the world’s most desired handbag from Hermes? It certainly is. And it’s painted with a Marxist motto.

Konstantin’s pieces aren’t just making things easy targets. It’s about paths crossing — East meeting West — while the world ages and his talents morph, tantalize, and delight.

A painting will reference a quote of a movie or an author.

A bitten baguette – now hardened by time – will be used as a prop.

A Mercedes, a boxing glove, a sculpture are present – but they seem like they’ve appeared from one of his paintings.

As far as exhibits go, this is as close you’ll get to Wonderland. Dadaists, surrealists, and early popsters would be proud.

We’re friends with Konstantin — and promote his book The Last Dumpling — for a reason.

He’s one of the best artists on the planet. Hands down.

Think we’re joking? Visit the Macau Art Museum — from now until May 28th — to see why Konstantin’s “AD LIB” is the museum’s most popular exhibit — or enjoy a look here.

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Photos by NewsWhistle; Courtesy of Konstantin Bessmertny and the Macau Museum of Art