Chinese artist’s painting of nationalistic scholars causes upset online

Jan 29, 2021 | INVESTING

To anyone familiar with the celebrity portraits by Andy Warhol, Shanghai-based artist Zhang Chenchu’s current works are hardly experimental.Much like the late father of pop art, Zhang has an addiction to painting celebrities – from Chinese billionaires and politicians to writers, movie stars and intellectuals. His works also include a series of appropriated portraits of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong.But one of Zhang’s latest paintings sparked a storm in China and put him at the centre of a…

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