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Huang Gang (Chinese, b.1961)
LOT ID: 77124
Red Detachment of Women (Ballet Dancer), 2008

Bronze, painted bronze.
32.68 х 16.9 х 22.83 in. (83.01 x 42.93 x 57.99 cm.)
Signed, on the lower corner.
Print/Casting Year 2008
Lot description
"Red Detachment of Women (Ballet Dancer)" (2008) is a moving bronze sculpture by internationally acclaimed Chinese Post-Modern artist Huang Gang (China, b. 1961) that combines traditional Chinese themes and methods of painting with a Western cultural references. Here, Huang crafts a point toe ballet dancer in mid pose, dressed in Military uniform. Her right arm is extended back while her hand holds a gun and dainty handkerchief. She stands atop an red star embellished platform and painted in the traditional red, the banner color of Chinese communism. In this way, Huang addresses the new women of China, both beautiful and feminine, yet bold and liberated. This work measures 32.68 x 16.9 x 22.83 inches tall (83 x 43 x 58 cm), is an edition of 18 and is in perfect condition.

Huang Gang was born in 1961 in Beijing, China and received his undergraduate degree in 1984 and his masters degree in 1991 from China Central Academy of Art and Design. In 1995 the artist won a silver award of the first Beijing International Environment Artist and has exhibited internationally with solo shows in Germany, France, Switzerland, US and Hong Kong with at the J. Gallery, Hong Kong; the Royal Monceau in Paris; the Atlantic Gallery in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt; Leda Fletcher Gallery in Geneva. Huang has also been included in special exhibitions at the Walsh Gallery in Chicago, the China National Art Museum in Beijing, the New York Asian Arts Fair, the Shanghai Art Fair, among many others.
Red Detachment of Women (Ballet Dancer) by Huang Gang
  • Red Detachment of Women (Ballet Dancer) by Huang Gang
  • Red Detachment of Women (Ballet Dancer) by Huang Gang
  • Red Detachment of Women (Ballet Dancer) by Huang Gang
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