Wang Qingsong, ‘Past, Present and Future’, 2001, Photography, Three chromogenic prints, flush-mounted, Phillips
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Wang Qingsong

Past, Present and Future, 2001

Three chromogenic prints, flush-mounted
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Each 47 x 58 1/2 in. (119.4 x 148.6 cm) or 47 x 78 in. (119.4 x 198.1 cm)

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Each signed in Chinese and Pinyin, dated, numbered 10/10 in ink and 'People's Republic of China' credit stamps on the recto.
Wang Qingsong
Chinese, b. 1966
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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.

Wang Qingsong, ‘Past, Present and Future’, 2001, Photography, Three chromogenic prints, flush-mounted, Phillips
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Phillips

Each 47 x 58 1/2 in. (119.4 x 148.6 cm) or 47 x 78 in. (119.4 x 198.1 cm)

Medium
Signature
Each signed in Chinese and Pinyin, dated, numbered 10/10 in ink and 'People's Republic of China' credit stamps on the recto.
Wang Qingsong
Chinese, b. 1966
Follow

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.

Wang Qingsong

Past, Present and Future, 2001

Three chromogenic prints, flush-mounted
Bidding closed
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