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Feng Zhengjie (Chinese, b.1968)
LOT ID: 78762
Chinese Portrait Series, No. 2 (Marilyn Monroe), 2008

Screenprint, color silkscreen print on paper
31.5 х 31.5 in. (80.01 x 80.01 cm.)
Signed, numbered, from an edition of 68.
Print/Casting Year 2008
Edition 68
Lot description
This silkscreen print in colors is from an edition of 68, measures 31.50 x 31.50 has never been framed and is in original, excellent condition.

"Chinese Portrait Series No. 2 (Marilyn)" (2008 ) is one of the most important prints by celebrated artist Feng Zhengjie, because Marilyn Monroe is the admitted muse of Feng, but also because this is the only specific portrait that Feng has included in his otherwise generic "Chinese Portrait Series". The women painted by Feng Zhengjie, are all inspired by Monroe, as well as today's Western fashion magazines and supermodels. Feng's version of these women are also idealized, young and beautiful, yet their luminous faces contain a far-away look, underscored by their wandering eyes and the searing neon palette based on electric pinks, reds and greens. Feng's portraits are clearly separated from reality, allowing the artist to question the global obsession with superficial beauty and consumerism based on a quest for physical perfection that is never attainable.

Feng Zhengjie has been widely exhibited internationally and greatly collected in such countries as Canada, France, Norway and Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Germany, United States and of course all over China. His images can be found numerous museum collections such as The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, Italy; Busan Museum of Modern Art, Korea; FC MOCA, Manchester, England; Musee Royal des Beaux-Arts du Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Musee d,Arts Contemporain d,Ivry-sur-Seine, France; The Estella Collection, New York, USA, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China; Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; and The Olenska Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland..
Marilyn (Chinese Portrait Series, No. 2) by Feng Zhengjie
  • Marilyn (Chinese Portrait Series, No. 2) by Feng Zhengjie
  • Marilyn (Chinese Portrait Series, No. 2) by Feng Zhengjie
  • Marilyn (Chinese Portrait Series, No. 2) by Feng Zhengjie
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