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Mask Series No.4

Mask Series No.4
signed in Chinese, signed and dated '97 Zeng Fanzhi' (lower right)
oil on linen
169 x 199 cm. (66 1/2 x 78 3/8 in.)
Painted in 1997
ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai
Private Collection (acquired from the above by the previous owner)
Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 5 October 2014, Lot 1037
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Pi Li (ed.), ShanghArt Gallery, Zeng Fanzhi 1993-1998, Shanghai, 1998 (illustrated, p. 38-39).
Pi Li & He Lijun (ed.), Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House, i/We: The Painting of Zeng Fanzhi 1991-2003, Wuhan, 2003 (thumbnail, unpaged; illustrated, p. 96-97).
Gao Minglu (ed.), Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House, The Portraits of 100 Most Influential Artists in Contemporary Chinese Art, Wuhan, 2005 (illustrated, p. 208).
Li Qi, Sichuan Fine Arts Publishing House, Zeng Fanzhi: The Eyes as the Soul, Chengdu, 2007 (illustrated, plate 11, p. 50-51).
Gladys Chung (ed.), Skira editore S.p.A., Zeng Fanzhi Catalogue Raisonné Volume I 1984-2004, Milano, 2019 (illustrated, Chinese p. 163 ; English p. 416-417, plate Z97-07).
Beijing, CIFA Gallery, The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Zeng Fanzhi 1993-1998, 28 March 1998. This exhibition also traveled to Shanghai, ShangArt Gallery, 17 -25 April 1998.
Beijing, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, 19 July - 12 October 2008.
Hong Kong, Villepin Gallery, The Loss of Human Face?, 2 June – October 2022.
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