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Liu Wei (Chinese, b.1974)
LOT ID: 71329
Made in China: Mao Missle (Gold), 2008

Other Synthetic Materials, metallic gold cast fiberglass.
78.75 х 13.78 х 13.78 in. (200.02 x 35 x 35 cm.)
Signed, by the artist, with title, date and numbered all at lower posterior of sculpture in black ink marker.
Print/Casting Year 2008
Edition 3 of 4
Lot description
"Made in China: Mao Missile (Gold)" (2008) by Chinese Contemporary art darling Liu Wei (China, b. 1974) are one of the most instantly recognizable works by the artist. These three-dimensional objects morph the stretched distortion of the smiling portrait of Mao into the face of missiles that possess a Neo-Pop veneer of lightness; yet at the same time contain darker historical references on China and constant military might and progression. This large-scale fiberglass sculpture painted a gold metallic color is rare and highly sought after, is edition 3 of 4, measuring 78.75 x 13.78 x 13.78 inches (200 x 35 x 35 cm), and is in perfect condition.

Contemporary Chinese artist Liu Wei (B. 1974) is uniquely varied in his work, producing drawings, sculpture, painting, installations, and video to act as uncensored expressions of his artistic vision, unhindered by ideology or form. He satirically explores various themes in his work, often looking at aggression, corruption, and excess inherently found through cultural anxiety. By investigating identities in the constructs of society, Liu Wei plays with notions of power structures and spectacle. The artist has exhibited internationally at such venues as Saatchi Gallery (London, UK), Today Museum of Art (Beijing, China) and is represented by the top galleries in Asia, Europe and The U.S. The artist lives and works in China.
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