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Artificial Rock No. 40, 2001

Stainless steel
82 4/5 × 65 × 76 7/10 in
210.2 × 165.1 × 194.9 cm
Edition 1/4
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Phillips

Property from an Important West Coast Collection

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Widely recognized as one of …

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Property from an Important West Coast Collection

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Widely recognized as one of China’s leading contemporary sculptors, Zhan Wang is celebrated for his conceptual sculptures which explore historical Chinese traditions and their evolving place in contemporary life. Begun in 1995, Zhan’s Artificial Rocks …

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Incised with the artist's signature, number and date "Zhan Wang [in Chinese and Pinyin] 1/4 2001" on the reverse
Zhan Wang 展望
Chinese, b. 1962
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Among the leading contemporary artists in China, with a practice deeply informed by traditional and contemporary Chinese philosophy, culture, and society, Zhan Wang produces sculptures and installations that are both boldly physical and tantalizingly conceptual. Rocks—real and fabricated—are recurring motifs and materials in his work, through which he explores the intertwining of human and natural history and our relationship with urban and natural landscapes. In his ongoing “Artificial Rocks” series, one of his most celebrated projects, Zhan fabricates stainless steel replicas of “scholar’s rocks”, the famously unusual rocks traditionally found on the desks and in the gardens of Chinese intellectuals and used as objects of meditation and contemplation. With their mirrored surfaces, Zhan’s rocks effectively block attempts to retreat from the world through absorbed contemplation by insistently reflecting it back at viewers.

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Property from an Important West Coast Collection

From the Catalogue:
Widely recognized as one of …

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Property from an Important West Coast Collection

From the Catalogue:
Widely recognized as one of China’s leading contemporary sculptors, Zhan Wang is celebrated for his conceptual sculptures which explore historical Chinese traditions and their evolving place in contemporary life. Begun in 1995, Zhan’s Artificial Rocks …

Read more
Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Incised with the artist's signature, number and date "Zhan Wang [in Chinese and Pinyin] 1/4 2001" on the reverse
Zhan Wang 展望
Chinese, b. 1962
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Among the leading contemporary artists in China, with a practice deeply informed by traditional and contemporary Chinese philosophy, culture, and society, Zhan Wang produces sculptures and installations that are both boldly physical and tantalizingly conceptual. Rocks—real and fabricated—are recurring motifs and materials in his work, through which he explores the intertwining of human and natural history and our relationship with urban and natural landscapes. In his ongoing “Artificial Rocks” series, one of his most celebrated projects, Zhan fabricates stainless steel replicas of “scholar’s rocks”, the famously unusual rocks traditionally found on the desks and in the gardens of Chinese intellectuals and used as objects of meditation and contemplation. With their mirrored surfaces, Zhan’s rocks effectively block attempts to retreat from the world through absorbed contemplation by insistently reflecting it back at viewers.

Artificial Rock No. 40, 2001

Stainless steel
82 4/5 × 65 × 76 7/10 in
210.2 × 165.1 × 194.9 cm
Edition 1/4
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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