Tseng Kwong Chi, ‘Andy Warhol (New York)’, ca. 1986, Photography, C-print, Grey Art Gallery
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Tseng Kwong Chi

Andy Warhol (New York), ca. 1986

C-print
30 × 30 in
76.2 × 76.2 cm
Location
New York
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About the work
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Portraits of the Artists series
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Courtesy Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc., New York, and Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York
Tseng Kwong Chi
American, 1950–1990
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Photographer and conceptual artist Tseng Kwong Chi was born in Hong Kong, educated in Canada and Paris, and settled in New York where he befriended artists in the vibrant downtown arts scene of the late 1970s and 1980s. He documented such luminaries as Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, photographing these artists in intimate and revealing portraits. His best-known work, “East Meets West,” is a series of self-portraits taken at iconic sites around the world. Tseng, wearing a costume modeled after Chairman Mao, posed in front of Walter de Maria’s The Lightning Field, the World Trade Center Towers, the Golden Gate Bridge, and other famous locations.

Tseng Kwong Chi, ‘Andy Warhol (New York)’, ca. 1986, Photography, C-print, Grey Art Gallery
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About the work
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Portraits of the Artists series
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Courtesy Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc., New York, and Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York
Tseng Kwong Chi
American, 1950–1990
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Photographer and conceptual artist Tseng Kwong Chi was born in Hong Kong, educated in Canada and Paris, and settled in New York where he befriended artists in the vibrant downtown arts scene of the late 1970s and 1980s. He documented such luminaries as Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, photographing these artists in intimate and revealing portraits. His best-known work, “East Meets West,” is a series of self-portraits taken at iconic sites around the world. Tseng, wearing a costume modeled after Chairman Mao, posed in front of Walter de Maria’s The Lightning Field, the World Trade Center Towers, the Golden Gate Bridge, and other famous locations.

Tseng Kwong Chi

Andy Warhol (New York), ca. 1986

C-print
30 × 30 in
76.2 × 76.2 cm
Location
New York
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