Yang Fudong - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Yang Fudong: Selected Works, 28 March - 28 April 2012 (film version exhibited)
    Singapore, ShanghART, Yejiang/ The Nightman Cometh, 16 March - 30 April 2013 (another example exhibited)
    Berlin, Daimler Contemporary, From a Poem to the Sunset, 1 May - 18 October 2015, p. 58 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Kyle Chayka, 'Yang Fudong', Modern Painters, July/August 2012

  • Catalogue Essay

    Chinese Iconographies: A Selection of Works by Chinese Artists from an Esteemed European Collection.

    The ensuing group of works by Chinese artists explore the importance of identifying with and reflecting on their cultural heritage through physical objects, motifs and references whilst addressing current socio-political circumstances within China and around the world.

    A tour de force in China’s contemporary art scene, Yang Fudong born in Beijing, has explored historical, social and political themes through the realms of film and photography since the early 1990s. Typifying how the recent and accelerated modernisation of China confronts traditional morals and culture, Yang opposes current and social issues with cultural norms within a scene resonating nostalgia, classic beauty and lyrical harmony. Executed in the artist’s typically preferred black and white, Yejiang/ The Nightman Cometh 1 is a still from a video piece of the same name, exploring China’s cinematic history. Among others, Yang Fudong has held solo exhibitions at Yuz Museum, Shanghai, 2015, Kunsthalle Zürich, 2013, and Kunsthalle Wien in 2005. Another example of this work is held in the Daimler art collection.

Property From An Esteemed European Collection


Yejiang/ The Nightman Cometh 1

inkjet print on paper mounted on aluminium
119.4 x 179.6 cm (47 x 70 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2011, this work is number 2 from an edition of 10.

£17,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £21,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2019