Wang Guangyi (1957)
Konka (Great Criticism)
50 x 40 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated
Private collection, USA
Sotheby's, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chinese artist Wang Guangyi was born in Harbin in 1957.
The painting 'Konka' is a fine example of the great criticism series which he started in 1990 and which depicts propaganda images of the Cultural Revolution and contemporary logo's. Konka is a Chinese manufacturers of electronics products and stands for capitalism, the numbers in this painting symbolise the Chinese workers, who are just a number in China.