A MUSEUM OF OBSESSIONS. See: PICTURES OF LILY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv99qGqJ6R4&feature=related
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Zhang Xiaogang "Eternal Love"
On April 1st 2011, "Eternal Love," a 1988 painting that he originally sold for $2,000, resold at Sotheby's Hong Kong for $10.2 million.
Zhang Xiaogang is afflicted by ongoing health problems, apparently connected to the stress incurred by being at the white-hot center of the art world's international spotlight. An extensive profile in the Wall Street Journal details how Zhang has suffered two heart attacks in the past year and undergone two heart surgeries. Told to quit the drinking and smoking that he took up to combat shyness and to reduce work stress, the artist has stopped painting completely over the past year, working instead on a new series of bronze sculptures. - ARTINFO