Chung, Gladys. ZENG FANZHI: Catalogue Raisonne Volume 1, 1984-2004. 700 pages, including 690 color and 260 b&w plates. 4to, cloth. Milan, Skira Editore, 2019.
Drawing on research materials from dealers, auction houses, museums and collectors, this publication compiles every confirmed work of Chinese expressionist painter Zeng Fanzhi (born 1964) from 1984 to 2002. Fanzhi's art fuses China's '85 New Wave movement, German Expressionism and French Romanticism. He first received international acclaim with his Hospital (1991-92), Meat (1992-94) and Mask (1994-2004) series.
The works are presented chronologically, and-in conjunction with the second volume-account for the entire oeuvre of the artist to date. Each plate is accompanied by contextual information, including preparatory studies, documentary photographs, exhibition records and associated primary archival documents. The book boasts 450 color illustrations and documentary photographs over the span of 500 pages. Further, editor Gladys Chung provides a detailed timeline of Fanzhi's life; scholarly essays on the impact of his work in China and beyond are also included.
Item nr. 170141