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Liu Ye (Chinese, b.1964)
LOT ID: 72943
Wow, 2005

Screenprint, silkscreen print in colors
30.1 х 39.4 in. (76.45 x 100.08 cm.)
Signed, 'Liuye' in Pinyin; signed in Chinese; dated '05' (lower right); titled 'Wow'; numbered '44/58' (lower left);
Print/Casting Year 2005
Edition 44/58
Lot description
"Wow" (2005) is a major silkscreen print in colors by famed Chinese Contemporary artist Liu Ye (China, b. 1964). This print is edition 44 of 58, measures 30.10 inches x 39.40 inches and is in excellent condition.
Liu Ye is famous for his figurative works that appropriate the themes and colors of Pop Art to create innocent, surreal narratives. 'Wow" belongs to Liu's famous 'Modrian' series of paintings and prints, with a young girl standing in front of an abstract painting by Piet Modrian as if at a museum, yet the entire room is painted a bubble-gum pink. The artist's works are metaphors related to the younger generations in China becoming aware and inspired by the western course of art and art history and also remaining proud of their own traditional culture and art. 'Liuye' in Pinyin; signed in Chinese; dated '05' (lower right); titled 'Wow'; numbered '44/58' (lower left);

Liu Ye (China, b. 1964) is internationally collected for his paintings, works on paper and prints. He graduated from the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts from the Mural Painting Department. He then earned a Masters of Fine Arts from Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin Germany. In 1998 he was an Artist in Residence, at Rijksacademie, Amsterdam. He is presented by top galleries in East and West, including the prestigious gallery Sperone Westwater, NY where his most recent solo show was held in 2009. Notable Solo Museum Exhibitions include "Liu Ye" , Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland in 2007. Notable Group Museum exhibitions include "CHINAMANIA," ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark; “Metropolis Now! A Selection of Chinese Contemporary Art,” Meridian International Center, White-Meyer House (Cafritz Galleries), Washington DC; "Facing China – The Fu Ruide Collection,” Akureyri Municipal Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland and “7 Shanghai Biennale,” Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China all held 2009 to present. Importantly, his first two commercial gallery solo exhibitions in 1993 and 1995 were both held at Gallery Taube, Berlin.
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