Liliane and Michel Durand-Dessert, Paris.
Private Collection, Europe
Christie's, London, Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale, 23 June 2007, lot 2006
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
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