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Zhang Huan

The Poppy Rhino, 2018

Rhino: fibreglass rhino (fire retardant) with internal armature Finish: Acrylic and varnishes
57 9/10 × 74 4/5 × 23 3/5 in
147 × 190 × 60 cm
This is a unique work.
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Zhang Huan's works are both highly personal and politicised, dealing with complex issues of …

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Zhang Huan's works are both highly personal and politicised, dealing with complex issues of identity, spiritualism, vulnerability, and transgression. His practice incorporates a wide variety of tactics - from performance to photography, installation, sculpture and painting.
"The skull tattoo represents a …

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Zhang Huan
Chinese, b. 1965
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One of China's best-known performance and Conceptual artists, Zhang Huan's more recent work has consisted of sculptures and paintings that reference the history of his native China, from significant political, intellectual, and religious figures to anonymous portraits and landscape scenes. For his two- and three-dimensional works, Zhang frequently uses both common objects and unusual organic materials, including feathers, cowhides, and for his 2005 sculpture Donkey, a taxidermied donkey. Particularly evocative is Zhang’s use of incense ash, a material that epitomizes both detritus and religious ritual, with which he paints and sculpts works that are as olfactory as they are visual.

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About the work
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Tusk Benefit Auction

Zhang Huan's works are both highly personal and politicised, dealing with complex issues of …

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Zhang Huan's works are both highly personal and politicised, dealing with complex issues of identity, spiritualism, vulnerability, and transgression. His practice incorporates a wide variety of tactics - from performance to photography, installation, sculpture and painting.
"The skull tattoo represents a …

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Medium
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Courtesy of the artist and Tusk.
Zhang Huan
Chinese, b. 1965
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One of China's best-known performance and Conceptual artists, Zhang Huan's more recent work has consisted of sculptures and paintings that reference the history of his native China, from significant political, intellectual, and religious figures to anonymous portraits and landscape scenes. For his two- and three-dimensional works, Zhang frequently uses both common objects and unusual organic materials, including feathers, cowhides, and for his 2005 sculpture Donkey, a taxidermied donkey. Particularly evocative is Zhang’s use of incense ash, a material that epitomizes both detritus and religious ritual, with which he paints and sculpts works that are as olfactory as they are visual.

Zhang Huan

The Poppy Rhino, 2018

Rhino: fibreglass rhino (fire retardant) with internal armature Finish: Acrylic and varnishes
57 9/10 × 74 4/5 × 23 3/5 in
147 × 190 × 60 cm
This is a unique work.
Bidding closed
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