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"Marilyn Escorted into Room" (2010) is a stunning realist painting easily mistaken for a black and white photograph by Contemporary Chinese artist Wang Zi (China, b. 1965). His large-scale figurative works are characterized by narratives that bear an ironic and surreal conflation of images of Western celebrities and political leaders. Wang brings together two of the most iconic images of the twentieth century, Mao Zedong and Marilyn Monroe, the two most prevalent figures in his oeuvre, often accompanied by other famous figures. Their juxtaposition is not only humorous, it literally and metaphorically explores the polar opposites they represent: Capitalism versus Communism, West versus East, Liberal versus Conservative, Sexual versus Abstinence and so on. Influenced by Chinese Contemporary Realist as well as Western Impressionism and Pop Art, the painting style of Wang is also a conflation of East and West. This painting is 64.96 x 78.75 inches, is unframed and in excellent condition.

Wang Zi was born in China in 1965, 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 amongst many others. The artist is represented by top galleries world-wide.

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

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