Zhang Huan - New Now New York Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gifted by the artist to the present owner

  • Literature

    Inside Out: New Chinese Art, exh. cat., Asia Society Galleries, New York, 1998, p. 193
    Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Bern, 2005, p. 158 (titled as To Raise the Water Level in a Pond)
    Sheldon Lu, Chinese Modernity and Global Biopolitics, Honolulu, 2007, pp. 79, 88
    Yilmaz Dziewior, Roselee Goldberg and Robert Storr, Zhang Huan, New York, 2009, p. 56, 158 (another example illustrated, p. 56)
    Lily Chumley, Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China, Princeton, 2016, p. 104
    Madeleine O'Dea, The Phoenix Years, New York, 2017, p. 194
    Gerda Cammaer, Blake Fitzpatrick, Bruno Lessard, eds., Critical Distance in Documentary Media, Toronto, 2018, p. 71 (titled as To Raise the Level of a Fishpond)
    Mary Wiseman, A Grand Materialism in the New Art from China, London, 2020, p. 96
    Meiqin Wang, ed., Socially Engaged Public Art in East Asia: Space, Place, and Community in Action, Wilmington, 2022, p. 245


To Raise the Water Level in a Fishpond (Line Man)

chromogenic print flush-mounted to foamcore
image 40 3/4 x 60 1/2 in. (103.5 x 153.7 cm)
sheet 46 x 66 in. (116.8 x 167.6 cm)

Executed in 1997, this work is from an edition of 15.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $3,780

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen
Head of Sale, New Now
212 940 1207

New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2022