Painter Qi Zhilong became known for ‘Political Pop’ images, mostly of Chinese women during the Cultural Revolution. He was associated with the Yuanmingyuan Artist Village and with the Gaudy Art movement created by critic and curator Li Xianting. His ‘consumer icon’ series brought him international recognition in the mid-1990s, foreshadowing the era of material wealth and conspicuous consumption in a China changed by the economic policies of the Reform and Opening Up era. Later, Qi developed a series of paintings of young women in Red Guard uniforms that express a paradoxical nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution.
The White Rabbit Collection is one of the world’s most extensive and significant collections of contemporary art from China. With a focus on works created since the year 2000, the Collection contains almost 3,000 works by over 750 artists and continues to expand. Note that when you click on the link below you will be forwarded to the White Rabbit Collection website.