Tseng Kwong Chi

Tseng Kwong Chi: Self Portraits 1979-1989
by Dan Cameron
Publisher's Description
This handsome volume features 100 works from Tseng Kwong Chi's pioneering series of large-scale black-and-white self-portraits, produced from 1979 to 1989, many of which have never been published. The son of exiled Chinese nationalists, Kwong Chi was part of a 1980s New York circle that included Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf and Cindy Sherman. His ironic portraits of himself posed in a Mao suit-with a visitor badge reading SLUTFORART,' in front of American tourist destinations-found their way to Communist China through Western magazines smuggled into the country in the 1980s, greatly influencing China's avant-garde. Ann Magnuson, a ubiquitous downtown performer in the 80s, mused, 'Just who is this visitor from that forbidden land, who is both tasting the fruits of American freedom and slyly satirizing our home of the brave?
ISBN: 0979416450
Publisher: Paul Kasmin Gallery
Hardcover : 128 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 10.6 x 10.4 x 0.9 inches
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