Tuesday, 23 May 2006

Row over Mao

Zhang Zhenshi - Mao ZedongNow it's the Chinese throwing a wobbler over art. The news that Beijing Huachen Auction Company intends to put Zhang Zhenshi's portrait of Mao Zedong under the hammer on 3 June has caused fury to explode across Chinese internet chatrooms. "Save our Mao," they cry. "Stuff him in a museum." Coxsoft Art reckons it's all a storm in a teacup. No doubt one of the new Chinese millionaires will save Mao for the Nation.

2 Comments:

At 23/5/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

This is unrelated, but have you seen Damien Hirst's latest sculpture?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5004844.stm

 
At 23/5/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Jacoblog. No, I haven't. My guess is it's revolting. Beer cans on coat hangers? Thanks for the link. I'll check it out tomorrow.

 

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