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Gong Dong (Chinese, b.1977)
LOT ID: 74898
In The Distance, 2007

Bronze, painted bronze.
29.5 х 14.96 х 22 in. (74.93 x 38 x 55.88 cm.)
Signed, other, on the bottom. This is edition 7 of 8.
Print/Casting Year 2007
Edition 8
Lot description
"In The Distance" (2007) is an exciting painted bronze sculpture in the round by rising star, Chinese Contemporary artist, Gong Dong (China, b. 1977) that encapsulates the very best of the neon colorful and glossy works and pop culture aesthetic that define his oeuvre. "In The Distance" depicts Gong's famous chubby, nude 'baby' character dangerously yet humorously sitting atop a standing crocodile, as if he was rising the animal for fun. Gong is know for his sculptural narrative that are infused with visual simplicity, yet possess a more complex sense of irony, tension and self-reflection. This work is edition 7/8, in excellent condition and measures 29.50 x 14.96 x 22 inches.

Gong Dong was born in Fujian China and received his formal degree at the Fuzhou Art Institute in the sculpture Department. The artist has been included in many major exhibitions like the Fuzhou state art Exhibition in 2003, China; the 2006 Sea. Music. International Sculpture Exhibition, China; "We. Sky Solo Contemporary" Art Sculpture in China. The artist currently lives and works in Xiamen, China.
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