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Zhang Xiaogang

Green Wall-Slumber Number 2, 2008

Oil on canvas
63 × 78 3/4 in
160 × 200 cm
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SCA
Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

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"It seems that by creating pieces concerned with memory — since our lives …

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"It seems that by creating pieces concerned with memory — since our lives are changing so fast, resulting in a constant loss of our memory and nostalgia, which begins at a very young age — it all comes back to how I was always concerned with the idea of memory, an idea that has concerned me …

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Signed in Chinese and dated 2008; signed, titled in Chinese and dated 2008/08/13 on the reverse
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 …

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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 …

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Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

From the Catalogue

"It seems that by creating pieces concerned with memory — since our lives …

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From the Catalogue

"It seems that by creating pieces concerned with memory — since our lives are changing so fast, resulting in a constant loss of our memory and nostalgia, which begins at a very young age — it all comes back to how I was always concerned with the idea of memory, an idea that has concerned me …

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Signature
Signed in Chinese and dated 2008; signed, titled in Chinese and dated 2008/08/13 on the reverse
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 …

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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 …

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Zhang Xiaogang

Green Wall-Slumber Number 2, 2008

Oil on canvas
63 × 78 3/4 in
160 × 200 cm
Bidding closed
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