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Zeng Fanzhi, creator of the iconic ‘Mask’ paintings, gets an exhibit in Beijing offering a retrospective of his 30 years of art

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he artist's famous "Mask" paintings were made starting in the 1990s in Beijing and expressed the alienation that he and many others felt in a rapidly changing society. The most prominent piece in that series was sold in 2013 for $23.3 million, and it is not included in the retrospective exhibit at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing.
9 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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