Zhang Hongtu at Queens Museum, October 19, 2015 – February 28, 2016

“Zhang Hongtu has spent the past five decades expanding the ways in which viewers perceive the world around them, skillfully drawing connections between cultures. Originally from mainland China, and New York-based since 1982, Zhang’s subject matter and styles have continued to shift resulting in a vast body of work that has allowed him to show internationally for more than 30 years.” — Queens Museum

Still Life With Cactus

Zhang Hontgu (b. 1943, Pingliang, China). Still Life with Cactus, 1972. Watercolor on paper, 12 ¼ x 15 inches. Courtesy the artist


(Newspaper Series) #10, 1984-85. Ink and acrylic, 25 x 31 inches. Courtesy the artist


Self-Portrait (The Back), 1987. Mixed media on canvas. 73 x 81 inches. Private collection

Quaker Oats Mao

Quaker Oats Mao, 1987. From the series Long Live Chairman Mao. Acrylic on Quaker Oats box. 9 ¾ x 5 inches. Private collection

Front Door

Front Door, 1995. Mixed media installation with audiotape, 84 x 32 inches. Courtesy the artist


Guo Xi – Van Gogh, 1998. Oil on canvas, 96 x 68 inches. Collection of Leo Shih

Ping-Pong Mao

Ping-Pong Mao, 2015. Mixed media installation, 30 x 60 x 108 inches. Courtesy Ethan Cohen Fine Arts New York and The Contemporary Chinese Art Fund


Studs 9x9x2, The Big Red Door, 2015. Fiberglass, wood and paint, 156 x 140 x 8 inches. Courtesy the artist

Images courtesy Queens Museum