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"Like Manet: Nude with Two Men" (2008) is a stunning, subversive, and ironic version of the famous painting "The Luncheon on the Grass" by French artist Edouard Manet. This work by Contemporary Chinese artist Wang Zi (b. 1972) stands as one of his finest paintings to date. Wang stays true to parts of the original narrative, such as the female nude bathing in the background, yet includes new elements, such as the large Chinese Scholar's Rock. This painting is from Wang's series of works that reinterpret famous Western paintings and photograph, typically inserting Mao Zedong, the Chinese Communist leader of the Cultural Revolution into all of them. He is seen here, alongside another man and a nude Mariyln Marilyn posed in "All American Pin-Up" style having a picnic. This painting measures 64.96 x 78.75 inches and is in perfect condition.


Wang Zi was born in China, and graduated from Anyang Normal College, Fine Art Department in 1994, and in 1997 he furthered his studies in the Center Academic Fine Arts. His exhibitions include the First as well as the Second International Art Festival in Beijing, the China National Visual Exhibition, and the Chinese Art Performance Documentary Exhibition,. The artist is represented by top galleries world-wide including the Yang Gallery, Singapore and Beijing, China.

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Provenance:
  • The Studio of the Artist, China.
  • Pickup Location: China
  • Shipping Dimensions: 64.96 x 78.75 in. (165 x 200.02 cm.)

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