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Suo Tan (Chinese)
LOT ID: 77100
Fashion and Mao, 2009

Porcelain, hand painted porcelain
15.75 х 23.5 х 7.67 in. (40.01 x 59.69 x 19.48 cm.)
Signed, by the artist on the base of the sculpture.
Edition 8, each uniquely hand painted
Lot description
Suo Tan is an important emerging Chinese contemporary artists, working in several mediums including sculpture. "Fashion and Mao" is a beautiful yet intentionally ironic portrait bust of smiling Mao (2009) and is a stunning example of the sublime yet subversive oeuvre of the artist, as the portrait is made to imitate iconic blue and white traditional Chinese porcelain linking Mao and the history of China together in a unique manner yet painted with a modern hand, the decoration and patterns nearly subsuming the sitter. This work is from an edition of 8, yet each is uniquely hand painted, measures 15.75 x 23.50 x 7.67 inches and is in perfect condition.

Suo Tan was born in Handan, Hebei Province, China. In the early 1980's worked in the Chinese Ciahouyao Art Ceramics Factory, Handan, China, and studied at the China Central Academy of Arts and Crafts in Beijing, and worked in the Design Center of China Central Academy of Crafts and Design in the late 1980's. The artist has exhibited and is represented throughout China, Europe, the US, Italy, at venues such as the Shenzhen Arts Museum, China; Casoria Contemporary Arts Museum in Italy; and the Asia Culture Center, in New York, and is held in collections works-wide including:
San Paulo Sculpture Museum, Brazil
Casoria Contemporary Museum, Napoli, Italy
Wanshenggu Museum, China
The Bate Collection, Germany
Ambassador of Belgium Private Collection
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