Wang Guangyi 王广义
Chinese, born 1957
1,210 followers
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
2016
Image Correction - Wang Guangyi,
Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA@Loewen)
2013
THE GARDEN OF DIVERSION,
Sifang Art Museum

Wang Guangyi repurposes historical Chinese propaganda into paintings that poke fun at the intersection of China’s communist history and the rise of Western influence. Associated with Political Pop, Wang is best known for his “Great Criticism” series (1998), which includes works like Great Criticism - Louis Vuitton and Great Criticism - Coca Cola, where he juxtaposes red and yellow Mao-era posters with branded symbols, invented serial numbers, and Wang’s own captions (“No!”). An early affiliate of China’s ’85 New Wave Movement, Wang helped usher in the era of contemporary Chinese art and was among the first Chinese artists to co-opt Mao Zedong iconography in his practice.

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