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Wang Guangyi (Chinese, b.1957)
LOT ID: 65098
Coca-Cola in Green (From the 'Great Criticism Series'), 2006

Lithograph, on Rives BFK paper
29.5 х 26.25 in. (74.93 x 66.68 cm.)
Signed, numbered from edition of 199 lower margins, front.
Print/Casting Year 2006
Edition 199
Lot description
Wang Guangyi. (China, B. 1957)
"Coca-Cola (in Green)" (From the 'Great Criticism Series'). 2006
Color lithograph, on Rives BFK paper, signed in pencil, numbered from 199, with full margins, in excellent condition, never framed.
Image Size: 29½ x 26¼ in. (74.9 x 66.7 cm.)
Paper Size: 35¼ x 30¼ in. (89.5 x 76.8 cm.)

"Coca-Cola (in Green)" (2006) is an iconic color lithograph by famous Chinese Contemporary artist Wang Guangyi, and is one of his most sought-after images. This print is in mint condition and has never been framed.

Wang Guangyi's aesthetic entails combining propaganda images and photographs from Communist China - and fusing them with Western commercial brands and logos, here directly referencing the soda Pepsi. His most acclaimed series of paintings and prints, including "Pepsi", belong to his 'Great Criticism' series of paintings and prints, that have earned him international fame and a world-wide collectors base. On a surface level, his work intentionally imitates Andy Warhol's Pop Art works, but their content is a more complex commentary on socialism and consumerism. Wang Guangyi is one of the most important 'Political Neo-Pop' artists and a founder of the Chinese Avant-Garde movement in China.
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