Chinese-born New Zealand artist and sculptor Chen Weiming’s latest coronavirus sculpture is displayed in California

The “ccp virus” sculpture by artist and sculptor Chen Weiming at Liberty Sculpture Park in the Mojave desert town of Yermo, California.

Located off Interstate-15 freeway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the park and sculptures are the creation of Chinese-born New Zealand artist and sculptor Chen Weiming, who unveiled “Tank Man” two years ago on the 30th anniversary of the 1989 pro-democracy movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, and where new pieces such as Chen’s latest coronavirus sculpture “ccp virus” are displayed.

In 2008, Chen created the 6.4-meter replica Goddess of Democracy statue for the Chinese University of Hong Kong and was comissioned by the New Zealand government in 1991 to create a 3-meter bronze statue of Edmund Hillary.

The “ccp virus” sculpture by artist and sculptor Chen Weiming at Liberty Sculpture Park in the Mojave desert town of Yermo, California.AFP
The “ccp virus” sculpture by artist and sculptor Chen Weiming at Liberty Sculpture Park in the Mojave desert town of Yermo, California. AFP
Artist and sculptor Chen Weiming poses beside his latest sculpture “ccp virus” at Liberty Sculpture Park in the Mojave desert town of Yermo, California. AFP
Artist and sculptor Chen Weiming poses beside his latest sculpture “ccp virus” at Liberty Sculpture Park in the Mojave desert town of Yermo, California. AFP
The “ccp virus” sculpture by artist and sculptor Chen Weiming at Liberty Sculpture Park in the Mojave desert town of Yermo, California. AFP
A life-size sculpture of “Tank Man” stands beside the numbers “6” and “4”, representing June 4, and a miniature sculpture of Tiananmen Rostrum at Liberty Sculpture Park in the Mojave desert town of Yermo, California. AFP
A life-size sculpture of “Tank Man” stands beside the numbers “6” and “4”, representing June 4, and a miniature sculpture of Tiananmen Rostrum at Liberty Sculpture Park in the Mojave desert town of Yermo, California. AFP

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