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As a Chinese language émigré primarily based in France, Yan Pei-Ming is related to the Chinese language New Wave artwork motion, which gained momentum within the mid-Nineteen Eighties in Europe and the USA. He’s finest recognized for monumental portraits of figures, together with Mao Zedong, Bruce Lee, and Pope John Paul II. Hanging for his or her association of sweeping gestures with thick, visceral paint, his work usually keep a stability between abstraction and figuration, echoing the identical concern of Neo-Expressionist painters in Germany and the USA.

– E. Tory LaitilaCurator of Textiles and Vogue

Yan Pei-Ming (Chinese language, born 1960)
Portrait of Iz, 1997
Oil on canvas
Present of Charlotte and Henry B. Clark, Jr., 1997 (8773.1)


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