Zeng Fanzhi

April 1 – May 14, 2009

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 07-8-4
2007
Oil on canvas
74 5/8 x 62 7/8 inches (189.6 x 159.7 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-12-6
2008
Oil on canvas
59 1/2 x 41 3/8 inches (151 x 105 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Self-Portrait I
2008
Oil on canvas
17 3/8 x 13 3/8 inches (44 x 34 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Untitled 08-4-9
2008
Oil on canvas
110 1/4 x 70 7/8 inches (280 x 180 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Lion
2008
Oil on canvas in three panels
110 1/4 x 212 5/8 inches (280 x 540 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Untitled 08-4-1
2008
Oil on canvas
31 1/2 x 43 1/4 inches (80 x 110 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-12-7
2008
Oil on canvas
17 7/8 x 14 5/8 inches (45.5 x 37 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-7-6
2008
Oil on canvas
10 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches (27 x 27 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-7-2
2008
Oil on canvas
43 1/4 x 28 3/8 inches (110 x 72 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-7-8
2008
Oil on canvas
12 1/4 x 10 inches (31 x 25.5 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-7-7
2008
Oil on canvas
12 1/4 x 10 inches (31 x 25.5 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-12-1
2008
Oil on canvas
43 3/4 x 31 3/4 inches (111 x 80.6 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Untitled 08-12-19
2008
Oil on canvas
78 3/4 x 78 3/4 inches (200 x 200 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-7-1
2008
Oil on canvas
98 3/8 x 66 7/8 inches (250 x 170 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-12-3
2008
Oil on canvas
14 x 10 7/8 inches (35.5 x 27.5 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-12-2
2008
Oil on canvas
23 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches (60.7 x 50.5 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Untitled 07-18
2008
Oil on canvas in three panels
102 3/8 x 212 5/8 inches (260 x 540 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-7-3
2008
Oil on canvas
19 1/4 x 16 1/8 inches (49 x 41 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-12-4
2008
Oil on canvas
16 1/8 x 15 3/4 inches (40.8 x 40 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-12-5
2008
Oil on canvas
86 5/8 x 59 inches (220 x 150 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Self-Portrait
2008
Oil on canvas
42 7/8 x 29 1/2 inches (109 x 75 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-4-1
2008
Oil on canvas
43 1/4 x 28 3/8 inches (110 x 72 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Untitled 08-4-6
2008
Oil on canvas
84 5/8 x 129 7/8 inches (215 x 330 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Untitled 08-3-2
2008
Oil on canvas
47 1/4 x 41 3/8 inches (120 x 105 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Portrait 08-1-5
2008
Oil on canvas
86 5/8 x 57 1/8 inches (220 x 245 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Untitled 09-3-1
2009
Oil on canvas
59 x 59 inches (150 x 150 cm)

Zeng Fanzhi, Untitled 09-3-2
2009
Oil on canvas
59 x 59 inches (150 x 150 cm)

Press Release

For Immediate Release

ACQUAVELLA GALLERIES PRESENTS
FIRST U.S. SOLO EXHIBITION
OF CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ARTIST ZENG FANZHI

Zeng Fanzhi on view April 2 – May 15, 2009

New York, NY – February 3, 2009 – Acquavella Galleries will present the first U.S. solo exhibition of Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi from April 2 – May 15, 2009. Most of the approximately 20 oil on canvas works in the exhibition, featuring Fanzhi's newest landscapes and recent portraits, will be shown publicly for the first time. Fanzhi is one of the most in-demand of his peer group, and set a new world auction record for Chinese contemporary art in May 2008, when his diptych Mask Series 1996 No. 6 sold for $9.7 million at Christie's in Hong Kong.

"We look forward to presenting Zeng Fanzhi's first exhibition in the United States," said William Acquavella, President of Acquavella Galleries. "Since the early 1990s, he has been shown in major museums and sold by major galleries and is now the most admired figurative artist of his generation in Asia. His powerfully distinctive paintings explore personal identity and social convention."

Zeng Fanzhi was born in 1964, and came of age during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. He studied at the Hubei Academy of Fine Arts in his province, where he was deeply influenced by Expressionism. From his graduate work on, Fanzhi's paintings have reflected these cultural and critical touchstones, from his breakthrough "Mask" series, featuring Chinese youths wearing the traditional bandanas of the Red Guard, to portraits of Communist figureheads such as Marx and Chairman Mao, to his recent abstract landscapes filled with intense brushstrokes and primary colors.

Since 1993, Fanzhi has lived and worked in Beijing. He has exhibited widely at acclaimed institutions such as the Shanghai Art Museum, National Art Museum (Beijing), Kunst Museum Bonn, Kunstmuseum Bern, Santa Monica Art Centre (Barcelona), and Art Centre (Hong Kong).

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with full-color reproductions and a Q&A with the artist. Acquavella Galleries, located at 18 East 79th Street, New York, will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm for the run of the exhibition. For visitor information, please visit www.acquavellagalleries.com or call 212-734-6300.

# # #

Press Contact: Casey Barber and Katherine White, Paul Wilmot Communications: cbarber / kwhite@greatpress.com or 212-206-7447

Zeng Fanzhi
Zeng Fanzhi
Zeng Fanzhi
Zeng Fanzhi
POSTER Spring 2009
Zeng Fanzhi
Zeng Fanzhi
(OUT OF PRINT) Spring 2009
Art in America
Review of Zeng Fanzhi October 2009

Harpers

Art Value
May 2009

Time Out New York
April 30- May 6

All For China at Zeng Fanzhi Opening
www.wwd.com April 2, 2009

The yin and yang of Chinese contemporary art
www.artsjournal.com March 27, 2009

Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi solos at Acquavella Galleries
www.artknowledge.com March 26, 2009

China's Millionaire Artists Lured to High-Profile NYC Galleries
March 13, 2009

New York Times: China's Art Market: Cold or Maybe Hibernating?
www.nytimes.com March 10, 2009

Beijing Dealers See Silver Lining in Economic Downturn
www.artinfo.net March 9, 2009

Departures Magazine
September 2008

Back To Top