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Gao Brothers (Chinese)
LOT ID: 82746
Miss Mao No. 1, 2006

Other Synthetic Materials, painted fiberglass.
19.7 х 11.81 х 9.8 in. (50.04 x 30 x 24.89 cm.)
Signed, other, numbered and dated on the underside of the base.
Print/Casting Year 2006
Edition of 12
Lot description
"Miss Mao No. 1" (2006) is a kitsch-laden and highly ironic painted fiberglass sculpture that conflates a Classical female torso with a Disney-like version of a smiling Chairman Mao, by notorious Chinese duo the Gao Brothers (Shandong, China, b. 1956, and 1962, respectively). The Brothers here create a grotesque version of art as propaganda and explore the concept of what is perfection in the East versus the West, and what happens when the two collide. The Gao Brothers have created Miss Mao sculptures in gold, red, blue and white. This is the first sculpture in white to come to international Auction, measuring 19.7 x 11.81 x 9.8 inches (50 x 30 x 24.9 cm). This is edition of 12 and excellent condition.
Miss Mao No. 1 by Gao Brothers
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