Guo-Qiang Cai (b. 1957)

Lot 160: Very strong gunpowder work by Cai Guo-Qiang

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

December 13, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: CAI Guo-Qiang (Chinese 1957). Untitled, 1994. Gunpowder on paper, collage, signed in gunpowder 'CAI' and dated (lower left); framed behind glass. Apparently in good condition.
Dimensions: Image size 27.5 x 35.5 cm., frame size 30 x 38.5 cm.
Artist or Maker: CAI Guo-Qiang (Chinese 1957).
Provenance: Private collection; acquired directly from the artist in 1994 (upon being created before the very eyes of the present owner)
Created during the preparation of the exhibition 'Heart of darkness', Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, 1994. Cai Guo-Qiang is one of the most important contemporary artists worldwide, and his gunpowder drawings are his most recognizable works. Using explosives as a means of artistic creation Cai Guo-Qiang re-thinks their primary destructive power and helps us to deal with the terror of bombings and shootings.
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