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  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
    Phillips, London, 13 October 2007, lot 515
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Chicago, Smart Museum of Art; New York, International Center of Photography, New York and Asia Society; Seattle Art Museum; London, Victoria and Albert Museum; Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Durham, Nasher Museum of Art, Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, 2 October 2004 – 18 February 2007, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, The Chinese: Photography and video from China, 9 October 2004 - 9 January 2005 (another example exhibited)
    Kunstmuseum Bern; Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, 14 June 2005 – 18 February 2007, pp. 112-113 (another example illustrated and exhibited)
    Memmingen, MEWO Kunsthalle, Past, Present and Future – Wang Qingsong, 2 February 2007 – 7 February 2007

  • Literature

    Go F!gure, exh. cat., National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, New South Wales, 2012, pp. 100-101 (another example illustrated)
    Jordan, Teicher, 'Colossal Images Dissect China's Past and Present,' Slate, 9 August 2013, online (another example illustrated)

Ж184

Lot offered with No Reserve

Past, Present, Future

signed, stamped with the artist's seal, numbered and dated '12/30 Wang Qin Song. [in Chinese and Pinyin] 2001.' lower right of the left part
signed, stamped with the artist's seal, numbered and dated '12/30 Wang Qin Song. [in Chinese and Pinyin] 2001.' lower right of the centre part
signed, stamped with the artist's seal, numbered and dated '12/30 Wang Qin Song. [in Chinese and Pinyin] 2001.' lower right of the right part

c-print, in 3 parts
left part 64 x 108 cm (25 1/4 x 42 1/2 in.)
centre part 65 x 81.3 cm (25 5/8 x 32 in.)
right part 64 x 108 cm (25 1/4 x 42 1/2 in.)

Executed in 2001.

Estimate
£1,000 - 2,000 • ‡

Sold for £2,772

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London Auction 15 December 2020