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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    “In the winter of 2003, I created a series of ‘fake flowers’. The main flower I chose is the peony, popular symbol in China of national brilliance and prosperity, and therefore our national flower. I made the petals of my ‘peonies’ out of fresh vegetables, and raw slices of mutton and beef. I shot one set when they were all nice and fresh. I later reshot the same ‘flowers’ after putting the peonies in a deep freezer for a week. This work records a literal depiction of the transition from prosperity to decay, along with my hope of freezing such materialistic decadence made from fleshy desires.”
    (Wang Qingsong)

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Two works: i) White Peony, 2003; ii) Red Peony, 2003

Two colour coupler prints.
Each: 109 × 49.5 cm (42 7/8 × 19 1/2 in).

Each signed in Pinyin and Chinese, dated ‘Wang Qingsong 2003’ and numbered of 20 with artist’s stamp on the reverse. These works are from an edition of 20.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £6,250

BRIC

14 - 15 April 2011
London