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Zhang Xiaogang

Bloodline: Comrade (Brother), 2006

Lithograph on wove
37 × 30 3/10 in
94 × 77 cm
Edition of 99
This is part of a limited edition set.
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location
Frankfurt/Main, Paris
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About the work
Galerie Raphael
Frankfurt/Main, Paris
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Color lithograph, printed in an edition of 99 impressions. Signed and numbered. Published by …

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Color lithograph, printed in an edition of 99 impressions. Signed and numbered. Published by Beijing Commune, Beijing.

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Signed, dated and numbered.
Series
Bloodline Series
Publisher
Beijing Commune
Zhang Xiaogang
Chinese, b. 1958
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Relying on memory to recreate a highly personal version of his country’s history, Zhang Xiaogang makes art that is as much about himself as it is about China’s past. The grim imaginary families in his “Bloodlines: The Big Family” paintings of the 1990s and his 2005–06 series of grisaille portraits in oil reveal countless narratives about the aspirations and failures of the Cultural Revolution as well as Zhang’s own emotions. Like the blank visages of the individuals in these paintings, Zhang’s brass and concrete sculptures of figures, as well as implements used for recording history (such as fountain pens, notebooks, and light bulbs, all 2009), appear compressed and distorted by memory, age, and some unknown force.

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About the work
Galerie Raphael
Frankfurt/Main, Paris
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Color lithograph, printed in an edition of 99 impressions. Signed and numbered. Published by …

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Color lithograph, printed in an edition of 99 impressions. Signed and numbered. Published by Beijing Commune, Beijing.

Signature
Signed, dated and numbered.
Series
Bloodline Series
Publisher
Beijing Commune
Zhang Xiaogang
Chinese, b. 1958
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Relying on memory to recreate a highly personal version of his country’s history, Zhang Xiaogang makes art that is as much about himself as it is about China’s past. The grim imaginary families in his “Bloodlines: The Big Family” paintings of the 1990s and his 2005–06 series of grisaille portraits in oil reveal countless narratives about the aspirations and failures of the Cultural Revolution as well as Zhang’s own emotions. Like the blank visages of the individuals in these paintings, Zhang’s brass and concrete sculptures of figures, as well as implements used for recording history (such as fountain pens, notebooks, and light bulbs, all 2009), appear compressed and distorted by memory, age, and some unknown force.

Zhang Xiaogang

Bloodline: Comrade (Brother), 2006

Lithograph on wove
37 × 30 3/10 in
94 × 77 cm
Edition of 99
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Frankfurt/Main, Paris
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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