Sui Jianguo: The Sleep of Reason NF SC Chinese contemporary sculptor

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Sui Jianguo: The Sleep of Reason
Kelley, Jeff
Asian Art Museum
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Notes: Near Fine, 8 1/2" x 10" 8vo. First Edition art monograph in pictorial gatefold wraps featuring detail images of Sui Jianguo's 1997 painted aluminum work, Legacy Mantle I, on front cover and his 2002 painted fiberglass work, Made in China, on back cover, red and grey text on front, blue lettering on spine, showing no chips or tears, tightly bound, clean, and unmarked throughout. 101 pp. Replete with full-color and black-and-white photographs of the artist's installation and sculpture work. Includes Preface by Emily Sano, essay by Jeff Kelley, Exhibition Images, and a List of Exhibitions. This catalog was produced in conjunction with an exhibition of the artist's work held January 14 - April 24, 2005 at the Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture in San Francisco. From the essay, "Sculptor Sui Jianguo, one of contemporary China's most significant artists, has become internationally recognized for works that challenge the ideological assumptions and historical origins of Chinese Socialist Realism, the style in which he was trained...Unlike many of his contemporaries, however, Sui did not adopt an attitude of feigned, ironic detachment (often referred to in the 1990s as "cynical pop") from all things official. Rather, he chose to remain in a sense inside the academy, producing sculptures that are like ghosts or demons in the abandoned temples of Socialist Realism." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.