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Dai Xiang (Chinese, b.1978)
LOT ID: 80967
The New Lei Feng Stories No. 09, 2007

Digital Print, Ultra Giclée Print
23.6 х 35.4 in. (59.94 x 89.92 cm.)
Signed, along front margin.
Print/Casting Year 2007
Edition of 10
Lot description
Dai Xiang's New Lei Feng Stories series shows Lei's recognition as a cultural icon as the media covers his good deeds. "The New Lei Feng Stories no. 09" (2008) depicts the young soldier of the People's Liberation Army who died in an accident at the age of 22 in 1962. In his series, Dai Xiang tells the story of Lei's rise from common soldier to cultural icon, inserting him into modern times. Still in his green military uniform and classic cap, Lei is seen reading The Selected Works of Mao Zedong at McDonald’s, removing advertisements from poles and posing for a Canon ad. This photograph measures 23.6 x 35.4 inches (60 x 90 cm) is an edition of 10 and comes unframed in excellent condition.

Dai Xiang has been making composite photographic art using dummies and puppets since 2004. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Nankai University with the major in Oriental Art in 2001, and Masters in Photography and Digital Studio at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2004. The artist has participated in galleries and museum exhibitions in China including the French Culture Center, Huitai Art Center, and The 19th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition(Photo LA). Dai Xiang has garnered renown attention with several awards such as Gold Award & Award for the Best Original production, the 6th China Advertising Photography Competition in 2004, Bronze Award, the 14th Hasselblad Austrian Super Circuit, Austria in 2005, and Excellent photo catalogue award, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China in 2010.
The New Lei Feng Stories No. 09 by Dai Xiang
  • The New Lei Feng Stories No. 09 by Dai Xiang
  • The New Lei Feng Stories No. 09 by Dai Xiang
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