LACMA Adds a Zeng Fanzhi, Anchoring Contemporary Chinese Collection
|Zeng Fanzhi, Untitled (2018). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by Dominic and Ellen Ng. (c) Zeng Fanzhi 2019|
Zeng is one of China's most exhibited artists, but he's rarely seen in U.S. museums. Auction prices have far exceeded acquisition budgets: Zeng's The Last Supper sold for $23 million in 2013. Dominic and Ellen Ng provided the funds for the LACMA purchase.
The painting is on view in the Ahmanson Building. Incidentally, LACMA opens a loan show of contemporary Chinese art, "The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China," on June 2, 2019.
|Detail of the above. (c) Zeng Fanzhi 2019|