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Wang Guangyi 王广义, ‘Great Criticism - Art and Faith’, 2006, Sifang Art Museum
Wang Guangyi 王广义, ‘Great Criticism - Art and Faith’, 2006, Sifang Art Museum
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Great Criticism - Art and Faith, 2006

Oil on Canvas
78 7/10 × 63 in
200 × 160 cm
Location
Nanjing
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About the work
Wang Guangyi 王广义
Chinese, b. 1957
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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.

Wang Guangyi 王广义, ‘Great Criticism - Art and Faith’, 2006, Sifang Art Museum
Wang Guangyi 王广义, ‘Great Criticism - Art and Faith’, 2006, Sifang Art Museum
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About the work
Wang Guangyi 王广义
Chinese, b. 1957
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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.

Great Criticism - Art and Faith, 2006

Oil on Canvas
78 7/10 × 63 in
200 × 160 cm
Location
Nanjing
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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