ZENG FANZHI (B. 1964)
ZENG FANZHI (B. 1964)

Mask Series 2000 No. 14

Details
ZENG FANZHI (B. 1964)
Mask Series 2000 No. 14
signed in Chinese, signed and dated ‘2000 Zeng Fanzhi’ (lower right)
oil on canvas
70 x 50 cm. (27 1⁄2 x 19 5⁄8 in.)
Painted in 2000
Provenance
Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Private Collection
Christie’s London, 1 July 2008, lot 357
Acquired at the above sale by the previous owner
Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 7 October 2012, lot 822
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Literature
Gladys Chung (ed.), Skira editore S.p.A., Zeng Fanzhi Catalogue Raisonné Volume I 1984-2004, Milan, 2019 (illustrated, plate Z00-14, Chinese p.195; English p. 561).

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Lot Essay

“I intend to make it distinctly sumptuous, so that it becomes distinctly fictitious, almost resembling a stage backdrop. The way people gesticulate - much like waiting for someone to photograph them - is simply a way of self-comforting. Their hands, too, are a feigned, pompous makeup of the urbanites.” - Zeng Fanzhi
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