New York/Berlin (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
artnet Auctions is pleased to present Asia POP!, a special sale that presents the various cultural manifestations of Pop Art in Asia, by a diverse range of artists from China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. The sale includes paintings, works on paper, photographs, prints and multiples, and original sculptures with estimates ranging from US$2,500 to 75,000.
Asia POP! features a notable selection of paintings, led by the stunning, super-cropped portrait of an alluring yet allusive woman in Untitled (2004). Painted by Feng Zhengjie (Chinese, b.1968), a pioneer of Chinese Pop Art in his signature palette of neon pink, green, and red, this work is estimated at US$55,000 to 75,000. Enjoy no. 10 (2009) is a major example of the unmistakable large-scale oil paintings by Chinese Pop artist Xiao Fan (b.1954), estimated at US$18,000 to 25,000. Known for depicting consumerist pleasure and material gluttony in a humorous and colorful manner, Xiao, inspired by the Pop Art images of Tom Wesselmann (American, 1931–2004), features a woman’s sensual open mouth being hand-fed colorful high heels by an elegant, leather-gloved hand. Another exciting painting in the sale is Automaus in the Wind (2004) by Lee Dongi (Korean, b.1967), the beloved leader of Korean Pop Art, and is estimated at US$10,000 to 14,000. Selected paintings by Zhang Bo, Zheng Delong, Koichi Enomoto, Ling Jian, Xiong Lijun, Song Ling, Hideaki Kawashima, Attasit Pokpong, Xue Song, and Zhang Xiangming are also featured.
The sale also includes three dynamic nude photographs, each of which is an iconic example of the work of Contemporary Korean Pop Art photographer Kim Joon (b.1966). Of particular note is Kim’s rarely offered We-Adidas, (2005), an especially striking color photograph that depicts three nude women standing close together with Adidas athletic warm-up suits in vivid red and white tattooed on their bare skin, and estimated at US$10,000 to 12,000. Bad Head (2009) is a bold image by one of the most famous fashion and editorial photographers in Asia, female artist Chen Man (Chinese, b.1980). Estimated at US$11,000 to 13,000, this enticing large-scale portrait of a glamorous, futuristic woman bears the influence of famous Pop Art self-portraits by Japanese female artist Mariko Mori (Japanese, b.1967), created in the early 1990s.
Sculptures, prints, and multiples are an important aspect of the sale, led by Wrigleys Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum (2005), an iconic fiberglass sculpture by Chinese Pop artist Jiao Xingtao (b.1970). Estimated at US$6,000 to 9,000, this table-top work is painted vivid yellow and red to depict a larger-than-life discarded gum wrapper. Takashi Murakami (American/Japanese, b.1962) is represented by several notable silkscreen prints on canvas and paper, including the sought-after silkscreen, Monogramouflage Denim (2008), a nod to Andy Warhol’s camouflage series of paintings and prints. From a limited edition of 100, and created in collaboration with Louis Vuitton, this work is printed on denim fabric, and is estimated at US$6,500 to 8,500. Additional works of note by Hiro Ando, Wang Guangyi, Yayoi Kusama, Yue Minjun, Yoshitomo Nara, Liu Ye, Vipoo, and Ji Wenyu are also featured in the sale.
Asia POP! will be live on artnet Auctions from November 7 through 19, 2013, and is on view at http://www.artnet.com/auctions/search/?q=keyword-AsiaPOP_2013-category-all-artworks-active-auctions-only/.
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