RIP – Artist Huang Yong Ping Has Died, Aged 65

October 22nd, 2019

Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping, a provocative and challenging practitioner who often brought forth taboo subjects in China, has passed away at 65. His death was confirmed by Gladstone Gallery. The artist’s work recently encountered controversy in New York, when his 1993 work Theater of the World was altered to remove animals preying on each other from the inside of the work. “Huang doesn’t give a damn,” said Kamel Mennour. “Sometimes I’ll point out important clients to him, but it makes no difference. He never goes to openings or parties, never reads magazines. He wears the same pants and shoes every day. He’s just obsessively focused on his work.”

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