November 7, 2013
Tiananmen Square Paintings (20 years later)

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Tiananmen Square Paintings (20 years later) by Michael Mandiberg is a series of internet commissioned paintings from Chinese painters.

Four years ago, in preparation for a research visit to Shenzhen’s Dafen Painting Village, I requested that roughly a dozen Chinese painters paint a copy of the image of the man standing in front of the tanks during the Tiananmen Square protest on June 4, 1989. I did this partly out an interest in copies and reproductions and partly just to see if I could do it: the image is famous worldwide, but I have since learned it is virtually unknown under Chinese national censorship.

To read more see the artists website.

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