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      art Sasha Geyer 19 January, 2016

      paris hilton posts selfies with new pal ai weiwei

      Worlds collided when the celebrated Chinese artist met Paris, in Paris.

      The merging of the art and celebrity worlds is hardly a new thing, but the collision seems to be rapidly accelerating. Marina Abramovic appeared in Jay Z's Picasso Baby video and Jean-Paul Goude helped Kim Kardashian break the internet. But the latest BFFs we're obsessed with are possibly the most unlikely pals: groundbreaking Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei and Paris Hilton

      Recently, the ex-political prisoner launched an Instagram account -- one that's presently getting a lot of love after Weiwei uploaded a series of selfies with Hilton. The two met, and apparently hit it off, at the Paris opening of his Er Xi, Air de Jeux exhibition of bamboo and paper installations at the Bon Marché luxury department store. Both shared the images, with Paris captioning her post "#SelfieTime in #Paris with my friend @AiWW". 

      For any cynics out there, it does seem like the two are tight; Weiwei reportedly gave her a private tour of the exhibition. Maybe a collaboration is in the works? Here's hoping. 

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      Topics:news, art, culture, paris hilton, ai weiwei, instagam, selfie

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