One Hundred Signs of Demolition, 1999
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13.80 x 33.85 in

35.1 x 86.0 cm

Edition of 100
PRICE: $1,800

13.80 x 33.85 in

35.1 x 86.0 cm

Edition of 100

Unframed: $1,800
Framed: $2,100
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    About The Work

    In China, the Chinese character "拆 chai" (literally demolish), is written on buildings slated for destruction, embodying not only the unyielding nature of the urban planners, but also their unassailable position of power. In One Hundred demolition Signs, Wang Jinsong takes photographs of one hundred "chai" characters, suggesting the inescapable reality of urban redevelopment. Presented as a grid of images, lacking specific information about location and time, the artist simply presents this state of affairs without any critical interpretation, leaving the audience to interpret the work's meaning. Today, Wang Jinsong's One Hundred demolition Signs is considered to be one of the earliest photographic works to touch on the issue of Chinese large-scale urban development, a theme that many later Chinese contemporary artist continue to explore.

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