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Tseng Kwong Chi
Jean-Michel Basquiat

1987, printed in 2001

$6,500

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A photograph by Tseng Kwong Chi. "Jean-Michel Basquiat" is a contemporary Cibachrome print in a palette of whites, purples, and browns by East Village artist Tseng Kwong Chi. The artwork is unsigned and editioned 10/25. Tseng Kwong Chi was a photographer, born in Hong Kong, educated in Canada and Paris, and eventually settled down in New York in the 1980s. He befriended many influential artists of the era, but most notably Keith Haring, with whom he collaborated on a book and many works. Haring was a graffiti artist and Tseng photographed him in the process of creating his paintings in the New York subway. Tseng is most well-known for his series of self-portraits, called the East Meets West series. He wore what he dubbed his “Mao costume,” designed to imitate the uniform of the infamous dictator, and a pair of sunglasses. He would then pose without expression or emotion alongside iconic landmarks around the world. These included the World Trade Center, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Disneyland, among others. He was considered to be a “performance photographer” and his work was recognized for its witty and playful, yet poignant social commentary.

Details

  • Creator
    Tseng Kwong Chi (1950-1990, American),
  • Creation Year
    1987, printed in 2001
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Palm Desert, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 31101stDibs: LU938727352

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