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  • Provenance

    Wedel Fine Art, London

  • Catalogue Essay

    Wang Guangyi could be considered as one of the artist who could fully understand the political and strategic nature of art. In fact, Wang Guangyi combines the pop style of Andy Warhol with the visual culture of China’s Cultural Revolution. By imitating the silk screen printing effect through oil paintings, he does not only make a clear style of drawing but also boldly eliminates the painting's nature. By disintegrating the political symbol of the Cultural Revolution, Wang Guangyi clears up and satirizes the utopian illusion of Culture Revolution, praises the new consumption commercial awareness and acutely points out the similar aesthetics characteristics between discourse strength advocated by socialism ideology and commercial popular discourse strength. (Huang Du , Curator of 2006 Shanghai Biennale)

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Art Go

2005
Oil on canvas.
200 x 160 cm. (78 3/4 x 63 in).
Signed and dated 'Wang Guangyi [in Chinese and Pinyin] 2005 on the reverse.

Estimate
£80,000 - 120,000 ≠ †

Contemporary Evening Sale

29 June 2009, 7pm
London