Wang Qingsong, ‘Dormitory’, 2005, Phillips

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
Guaranteed Property (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Signature: signed, numbered and dated "4/6 2005 Wang Qingsong [in Chinese and Pinyin] 2005" lower right

London, Albion, Wang Qingsong, June 6 - July 7, 2006, pp. 112-113 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
New York, International Center of Photography, Wang Qingsong: When Worlds Collide, January 21 - May 8, 2011, pp. 18-19 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

Enoïa Ballade (ed.) and Jérémie Thircuir, Wang Qingsong, Hong Kong, 2012, pp. 12, 78-83 (another example illustrated)
Tingmei Wang (ed.), New China, New Arts: Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Artists, Taipei, 2010, pp. 266-267 (another example illustrated)

Albion, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

About Wang Qingsong

Wang Qingsong’s staged photographs are vehicles for incisive, witty commentary on economic expansion, social tension, and rising Western influence in contemporary China. His work has been compared to that of Andreas Gursky and Gregory Crewdson due to similar aesthetics and photographic techniques, but Wang’s subject matter is his own, stemming from observations of, and concern for, the future of Chinese society. Images such as Competition (2004), a photograph of a stage set exhaustively plastered in corporate posters, and Follow me (2003), which depicts Wang sitting in front of a huge chalkboard covered with words that refer to the recent contemporary art boom, are resplendent with detail and references to history, popular culture, and Western art, rewarding close looking with a fuller picture of his ironic, deft touch.

Chinese, b. 1966, Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, China, based in Beijing, China