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Chairman Mao and his mandarin heirs have scant sense of humor:

KAWS Faces Backlash After Chairman Mao Artwork Is Listed at Sotheby's Hong Kong.

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American street artist KAWS is facing backlash in China after a painting depicting Chairman Mao (Mao Zedong) was listed for auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, Sing Tao Daily reports.

The signed artwork is named “UNTITLED,” dates back to 2002, and is a linen-mounted acrylic painting of what seems to be an official poster of Zedong enhanced with typical KAWS companion features. The artwork has since been taken down from Sothebys auction site but you can still see the image over at Mutual Art. It was originally scheduled for auction on October 7 and was expected to reach between 620,000 and 950,000 Hong Kong Dollars ($79,000 – $121,000 approximately).

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