LI SHAN (Chinese, b. 1942)
    Mao, 2005
    Mixed media
    21-3/4 x 17-1/2 inches (55.2 x 44.5 cm)
    Signed and dated with Chinese script in ink on the reverse: Lishan / 2005

    Private collection, New York

    Li Shan graduated from the Art Department of the Shanghai Theater Academy in 1968. He is a principal artist of the Political Pop movement, which emerged in the early 1990s. His best-known works feature a stylized young Mao, sometimes wearing lipstick or sporting a lotus flower, set against a bright background. Moving beyond Mao portraits, Li uses decorative and folk art motifs to explore ambiguities of sex, gender, and species: works in his 2005 Reading series, for instance, depict fantastical insects collaged from human body parts. Li's art has been exhibited internationally, including '85 New Wave - The Birth of Contemporary Chinese Art at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2007), the First Guangzhou Triennial (2002), and the 45th Venice Biennale (1993). He lives in Shanghai.

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    Framed and glazed to an overall size of 24 x 20 inches.

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