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Ren Zhenyu (Chinese, b.1976)
LOT ID: 78061
Mao, 2007

Oil, on canvas.
59 х 59 in. (149.86 x 149.86 cm.)
Signed, in Chinese and dated '2007' left front.
Lot description
"Mao" (2007), is one of the most dynamic and large-scale of the unabashed Pop-art inspired portraits of the world's most famous political and cultural icons by emerging Chinese Contemporary artist, Ren Zhenyu (China b. 1976). This is a rare portrait of a smiling Mao, whom Ren unexpectedly depicts in a vibrant spectrum of colors, cropped-composition, painted with staccato brush strokes and palette knife. "Mao" measures 59 x 59 inches (150 x 150 cm) is in excellent condition.

Ren is known the world over for his oil on canvas portraits of Eastern and Western cultural icons from the past several decades, including Che Guevara, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, President Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, Steven Jobs, Damien Hirst, Francis Bacon and the British Royal Family, among others. His influences range from Yan Pei Ming, to Vincent van Gogh, Lucien Freud and Jenny Saville. Born in China in 1976, Ren Zhenyu graduated in 1999 from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art. His work has been exhibited in solo and group Museums shows world wide, most recently at The Shanghai Art Museum, China. He is represented by prestigious galleries in China, Europe and the U.K. and his paintings are held in select private and public collections in the U.S, U.K, Australia, Singapore, Europe and throughout Asia. The artist lives and works in China.
Mao by Ren Zhenyu
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