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Luo Brothers. "Welcome Welcome!-Fortune Elephant".
Lacquer on carved wood panel. 120 x 100 cm. (47.24 x 39.37 in)
This work is in excellent condition.

"Welcome Welcome!-Fortune Elephant" is a highly important work by the Chinese Contemporary artists, The Luo Brothers, as it is one of their most visually dynamic lacquered relief paintings to-date, it is also one of their largest. Most of their existing works created in the manner tend are much smaller. The rare use of a brilliant blue as the major color of the complex narrative is exciting, and is complemented by other Pop-art colors of red, orange yellow, green, and pink.

The scene heralds the arrival of a festooned pink elephant who stands upon Coca-Cola cans as he walks through the waters who bears on his back two of The Luo Brothers iconic smiling chubby babies adorned with jewellery and flowers, and present a visual explosion of Western consumer foods--Big Mac burgers on altars, Sony batteries, 7-Up bottles and Coca-Cola cans. These icons of Western consumerism are integrated here with traditional Chinese imagery, such as the elephant himself and the orange koi that leap in celebration from the waters in celebration of this grand arrival. This work is a true masterpiece from the Luo Brothers and is a rare and exciting Museum-level piece.

The three Luo Brothers, Luo Wei Dong, Luo Wei Bing and Luo Wei Guo, are internationally famous for these unique, over-the top works in a variety of media mostly lacquer paintings on wooden panels and cast statues out of lacquered fiberglass or bronze. The works are in effect a conglomeration of what makes up their society today. The land of the Luo Brothers is a saccharine vision that revels and enjoys the day-glo, glossy world of "new" China.

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  • The Artists, China. Present Collection, Hong Kong.
  • Ships From: China
  • Shipping Dimensions: 47.24 x 39.37 in. (119.99 x 100 cm.)
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