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Zeng Fanzhi Exhibits Paintings from His Collection at the National Gallery for Foreign Art

SOFIA.- World-famous Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi on Friday evening opened an exhibition in Sofia’s National Gallery for Foreign Art. Attending the ceremony were Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov. Zeng Fanzhi is here at the invitation of businessman and patron of arts Spas Roussev, who also takes credit for the long list of guests of the Bulgarian and foreign elite. The group of foreign guests included top model Elle MacPherson and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Schiller who took photographs of Marilyn Monroe, famous photographer Annie Leibovitz and Julia Peyton-Jones, Director of the influential Serpentine Gallery in London, UK. Zeng Fanzhi shows 18 paintings from his collection, including ones of the Mask Series which brought him world fame in the 1990s. In 2008, the artist set an auction record for China’s modern art with a painting of the Mask Series that fetched 9.7 million