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    Sale 2631

    Asian Contemporary Sale (Day Sale)

    1 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 919

    CAI GUO-QIANG

    Price Realised  

    CAI GUO-QIANG
    (Born in 1957)
    Project for Extraterrestrials No. 9: Fetus Movement II (gunpowder and ink on paper; electric wave record; photograph recording the scenery of explosion & plastic bag originally used by the artist to carry gunpowder)
    signed, titled, dated and editioned 'Cai Guoqiang; Project for Extraterrestrials No. 9 - Fetus Movement II; 9/15; 1992' in English & Chinese (lower right on paper & upper left on c-print)
    gunpowder on paper; chromogenic print; chromogenic print on paper; plastic bag originally used by the artist to carry gunpowder gunpowder and ink on paper: 56 x 75 cm. (22 x 29 1/2 in.);
    electric wave record: 56 x 75 cm. (22 x 29 1/2 in.);
    photograph of explosion: 36.5 x 24.5 cm. (14 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.)
    acrylic display showcasing the original plastic bag: 36.5 x 24.5 x 2 cm. (14 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 3/4 in.)
    edition 9/15 (electric wave record)
    Executed in 1992


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please kindly note that Lot 919 will be accompanied by a bag originally used by the artist to carry gunpowder. The bag is showcased in an acrylic display which measures 36.5 x 24.5 x 2 cm. (14 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 3/4 in.).


    Literature

    Iwaki City Art Museum, Cai Guo-Qiang, From the Pan-Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, 1994, p. 107. (different edition illustrated)
    Foundation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Cai Guo-Qiang, Paris, France, 2000, p. 26. (different edition illustrated)
    Artist Publishing Co., Cai Guo-Qiang, Taipei, Taiwan, 2005, p. 33. (different edition illustrated)