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Gu Wenda

Untitled

Ink on paper
44 1/2 × 30 in
113 × 76.2 cm
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Heritage Auctions
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Gu Wenda
Chinese, b. 1955
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Wenda Gu is considered a pioneer for building upon and appropriating traditional Chinese traditional ink painting and calligraphy in his conceptual projects. Gu, who has a background in classical ink painting, has explored the radical possibilities of the medium through series of environmental installations and large-scale semi-abstract works. A member of the post-Revolution Chinese diaspora, Gu is concerned with themes of regionalism, national identity, universality, and the gaps between language and culture. The most famous of his projects includes the “United Nations” (begun 1993), in which Gu collected human hair from countries around the world, and wove them into banners with text in invented languages; Gu’s goal was to have one piece in the series in every country in the world.

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About the work
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Gu Wenda
Chinese, b. 1955
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Wenda Gu is considered a pioneer for building upon and appropriating traditional Chinese traditional ink painting and calligraphy in his conceptual projects. Gu, who has a background in classical ink painting, has explored the radical possibilities of the medium through series of environmental installations and large-scale semi-abstract works. A member of the post-Revolution Chinese diaspora, Gu is concerned with themes of regionalism, national identity, universality, and the gaps between language and culture. The most famous of his projects includes the “United Nations” (begun 1993), in which Gu collected human hair from countries around the world, and wove them into banners with text in invented languages; Gu’s goal was to have one piece in the series in every country in the world.

Gu Wenda

Untitled

Ink on paper
44 1/2 × 30 in
113 × 76.2 cm
Bidding closed
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