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Zhang Xiaogang (Chinese, b.1958)
LOT ID: 72827
"Untitled" (Red Fist), from the "Amnesia and Memory" Series, 2006

Screenprint, Offset lithograph, lithograph and silkscreen on Somerset 300g paper
23.3 х 31.3 in. (59.18 x 79.5 cm.)
Signed, numbered, and dated in graphite lower front margins.
Print/Casting Year 2006
Edition 84 of 88
Foundry/Publisher Gallery Artside, Seoul
Lot description
This is a stunning print in colors from the acclaimed "Amnesia and memory" Series published in 2006, and is a unique and poignant image by Zhang Xiaogang, one of the most famous Chinese Contemporary artists working today. This intense image of a bright red clenched fist set against a grey background, is a particularly intense example of the figural imagery by Zhang and directly references Communist China and to the resistance his family felt against The Cultural Revolution during the artist's childhood. Zhang's most sought-after prints are mostly black and white, with unexpected inclusion of false, fragmented colors, especially red and yellow. This is edition 84 of 88 is printed on 300g Somerset velvet paper, and in excellent condition. This paper size measures 23.30 x 31.3 in. (59.30 x 79.6 cm.).

Zhang Xiaogang was born in China in 1958 and has become indisputably one of the most recognizable and significant Contemporary Chinese artists today, and he has enjoyed this status since the earliest days of the international art market in China. According to Sotheby’s, “…these hallmark images have become nothing less than visual shorthand for the entire category known as ‘Chinese contemporary art’." A painting by the artist recently set a record for the highest price ever paid at auction for a Contemporary Chinese painting.
Untitled (Red Fist), from the Memory & Amnesia Series by Zhang Xiaogang
  • Untitled (Red Fist), from the Memory & Amnesia Series by Zhang Xiaogang
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