Yan Pei-Ming, ‘Pope Jean-Paul II, from Iĉones’, 2005, Phillips

No Reserve; Property Subject to the Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Image: 73.8 x 73.8 cm (29 x 29 in.)
Sheet: 119.8 x 80 cm (47 1/8 x 31 1/2 in.)

Signature: Signed and numbered 63/75 in pencil, framed.

About Yan Pei-Ming

Fusing the Western tradition of portrait painting with China’s cultural history, Yan Pei-Ming creates large-scale works depicting real and imaginary people. Yan’s portraits, typically mono- or bi-chromatic, often verge on abstraction, with broad, patterned brushstrokes and drips of paint. He is perhaps best known for his monumental self-portraits, including Double (Selfportrait at the Morgue) (2006), a watercolor of the artist as a dead man, as well as his eight-foot-tall portraits of Mao Zedong, Bruce Lee, and his father.

Chinese, b. 1960, Shanghai, China