Alongside Yue Minjun, Zeng Fanzhi and Fang Lijun, Wang Guangyi belongs to China’s hottest new artists. His massive ''Mao AO'' painting from 1988 was sold for ?2,036,000 at a Phillips de Pury & Company auction in London in December 2007.”
Wang Guangyi was born in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province in 1956 or 1957. In 1984 Wang Guangyi graduated from the oil painting department of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. He currently lives and works in Beijing, China.
*2001 Wang Guangyi Solo Exhibition -信仰的面孔 , SHANGHART
*1997 Gallery Klaus Littmann , Basel
*1994 Wang Guangyi Solo Exhibition , Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
*1993 Wang Guangyi Solo Exhibition , Bellefroid Gallery, Paris, France
* by Karen Smith, April, 2003
*Spalding, David. ''The Paintings of Wang Guangyi: Revolutionary Acts?'' January, 2006