The face of Mao Zedong in a contemporary piece of art. Detroit 2014

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Face Recognition by Rick Cronn 2014 (detail)

Seeing Mao’s face shining from an art assemblage was a such surprise I had to share.

I don’t know if artwork like this is allowed to be displayed in China today. I do know that when, in 1989 during the demonstration for the freedom and democracy, three students threw ink on the big portrait of Mao that hangs overlooking Tiananmen Square. They were arrested. One of whom was recently released and, rumor has it, is not right in the head.

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Face Recognition by Rick Cronn 2014

The piece is called “Face Recognition” by Rick Cronn. It won first place in the 2014 Silver Medal Exhibition at the Scarab Club in Detroit.

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