WorldViews: Chinese artist recounts his life, including the one time he painted ‘X’ on Mao’s face

By William Wan, June 2, 2014

By William Wan and Liu Liu

BEIJING — Among China’s dissident artists, one of the oldest is Yan Zhengxue. Of the dozen artists we interviewed — for a story on the relevance of dissident art in China’s now vibrant and lucrative avant-garde scene — Yan was one of most compelling.

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