Cai Guo-Qiang - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 28, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Ivory Press, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Blood on Paper – the Art of the Book, 15 April– 29 June 2008 (another example exhibited)
    New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, I Want to Believe, 22 February– 28 May 2008, then travelled to Beijing, National Art Museum of China (19 August–
    2 September 2008) (another example exhibited)
    London, Whitechapel Gallery, Artist’s Books, 25–27 September 2009 (another example exhibited)


Danger Book: Suicide Fireworks

gunpowder and ink on paper with string and match sticks (13 drawings handmade by the artist)
closed: 75.3 x 52 cm (29 5/8 x 20 1/2 in); opened: 75.3 x 104 cm (29 1/2 x 40 7/8 in)
Signed and titled ‘Suicide Fireworks Cai Guo-Qiang’ lower right of the cover page. This work is number 5 from an edition of 9 unique works published by Ivory Press, London.

£50,000 - 70,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

29 June 2012