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MAO JACKET

Lot No. 1285
Artist: Sui Jianguo(b.1956)

Series: China Guardian HK 2016 Autumn Auctions
Session: 20th Century and Contemporary Chinese Art
Size: 38 x 29x 21 cm
Dynasty: People's Republic of China (1949-)
Estimate: HKD 200,000-300,000
Price Realized:

Executed in 2003;Bronze sculpture;Edition:not numbered,limited edition of 12 pieces;Signed in Pinyin on bottom right of the back;Provenance:Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong;Private Collection, Asia.Note:This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong with signature from the gallery owner.SUI JIANGUO(b.1956)Sui Jianguo is born 1950s of China as part of the “Red and Expert” generation, the tag has never left him throughout his life and art creature. His art becomes part of the generation production, while also chained down by it. A Central Art Academy of Fine Art graduate, Sui chooses to stay at school after graduation and becomes a professor in Sculpture department.Sui’s sculpture works have been well recognized by both domestic and overseas art market. Mao Jacket from this Auction is a renowned artistic element of the artist. The sculpture demonstrates traditional political concern from the artist, Chinese tunic suit becomes a cultural symbol, presented as a bronze sculpture from the hand of the artist. The work has influenced by Andy Warhol, while the Mao jacket becomes a bop art figure. Sui connects different materials, sizes, and images together, symbolized them to a unique art language. The upright posture, tidy collar and cuff, along with the raised abdomen, creates a sarcastic touch, add a sense of humor to the entire scenery.

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