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Feng Zhengjie (Chinese, b.1968)
LOT ID: 81483
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
Chinese Portrait Series No. 2 (Marilyn)" (2008) is a 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.

This is one of the most important prints by celebrated artist Feng Zhengjie, not only 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.
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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