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Zeng Fanzhi

Untitled (Reclining Figure), 1998

Lithograph in colors on wove paper
39 × 46 in
99.1 × 116.8 cm
Edition 13/65
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Signed and numbered in pencil lower right
Publisher
Museum Collections Editions, New York
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Zeng Fanzhi
Chinese, b. 1964
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Zeng Fanzhi achieved recognition in the 1990s for his "Hospital" and "Meat" paintings, both rendered in the artist's signature fleshy red tones. In pairing men with butchered slabs of meat, the works from the Meat series pointed to Zeng's ongoing concern with modernity's problematic history (he grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution) and the isolation and instability of contemporary life in general. Later portraits of subjects like Francis Bacon and Stalin or the "Mask" paintings of well-dressed urbanites hiding behind masks further intensified this sense of alienation. Influenced by German Expressionism, Zeng commonly renders figures with large heads and exaggerated features in bold brushstrokes; Chinese traditional art and calligraphy are recent references.

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About the work
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Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil lower right
Publisher
Museum Collections Editions, New York
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Zeng Fanzhi
Chinese, b. 1964
Follow

Zeng Fanzhi achieved recognition in the 1990s for his "Hospital" and "Meat" paintings, both rendered in the artist's signature fleshy red tones. In pairing men with butchered slabs of meat, the works from the Meat series pointed to Zeng's ongoing concern with modernity's problematic history (he grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution) and the isolation and instability of contemporary life in general. Later portraits of subjects like Francis Bacon and Stalin or the "Mask" paintings of well-dressed urbanites hiding behind masks further intensified this sense of alienation. Influenced by German Expressionism, Zeng commonly renders figures with large heads and exaggerated features in bold brushstrokes; Chinese traditional art and calligraphy are recent references.

Zeng Fanzhi

Untitled (Reclining Figure), 1998

Lithograph in colors on wove paper
39 × 46 in
99.1 × 116.8 cm
Edition 13/65
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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