Thursday, November 17, 2016

5 paintings show how Zeng Fanzhi changed contemporary Chinese art

ARTSY
By Frances Arnold
Zeng Fanzhi’s ‘The Last Supper’ on Exhibition in Paris. Courtesy of Sothebys
In 2013, Zeng Fanzhi dwarfed previous achievements when his Leonardo da Vinci-inspired The Last Supper (2001) went under the hammer for $23.3 million at Sotheby’s in the same city.Zeng Fanzhi is one of China’s best-known artists both at home and abroad, and he has recently received a wave of commercial success. Now, he is the focus of an ongoing retrospective at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), “Zeng Fanzhi: Parcours,” which spans some 60 works from almost 30 years of the artist’s prolific career and demonstrates his remarkable dexterity. [link]

Zeng Fanzhi, Hospital Triptych No. 1, 1991. Image courtesy of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.
Zeng Fanzhi, Lucien Freud, 2011. Image courtesy of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.
Zeng Fanzhi, Parcours, 1990. Image courtesy of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.
Zeng Fanzhi Blue, 2015 "Zeng Fanzhi: Parcours" at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing