How one artist went from Red Guard propaganda to painting the pope’s portrait

Four decades later, Shen now has a different patron commissioning his work: He has become, somewhat inexplicably, the unofficial portrait artist of the Vatican. He painted the first official portrait of Pope Francis and recently completed a huge rendition of the second most powerful man in Rome, Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s money guy.

Article source: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2015/03/08/how-one-artist-went-from-red-guard-propaganda-to-painting-the-popes-portrait.html

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