A once famous chinese Painter (Wu Guanzhong) – who knows his name still? – living in Beijing under destitute circumstances. Having to boot difficulties with the offical chinese regime.
I visited him at home in his hutong in the year 1982 having read of him in ‚Artforum‘.
Today I was informed – visually – by a message in the N.Y. Times, how they are living now, the famous chinese Painters. – Obviously in a ‚GRANDIOSITY‘ style!
Times have really changed in China.
BEIJING A new studio designed by Zeng Fanzhi is a vivid testament to the riches reaped by Chinas hottest contemporary artists.
The high-ceilinged 2,200-square-foot space is adorned with European and
Chinese antiques, museum-quality floors, a small gym and a traditional
landscape garden that Mr. Zeng said contains authentic Ming and Qing
dynasty relics. Hanging on the walls are his massive canvases, which
not so long ago could easily fetch $1 million apiece.