Wang Ziwei - BRIC London Thursday, April 14, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, USA

  • Catalogue Essay

    Wang Ziwei was among the 13 Chinese artists who took part in the first Chinese participation at the Venice Biennale in 1993. The others artists included Yu Youhan, Li Shan, Wang Guangyi, Zhang Peili, Geng Jianyi, Xu Bing, Liu Wei, Fang Lijun, Yu Hong, Feng Mengbo, Sun Liang and Song Haidong. As a student of Yu Youhan, Ziwei honed his political Pop-art style using acrylic over oil, an unusual medium at the time, and he is reputed to have inspired his mentor to incorporate the figure of Mao in his own works.


Mao with Tear


Acrylic on canvas.

180 × 180 cm (70 7/8 × 70 7/8 in).

Signed on the reverse.

£20,000 - 30,000 


14 - 15 April 2011