Chen Zhen

China (19552000 ) - Artworks
CHEN ZHEN Citizen Lc 509

Sotheby's /Jun 5, 2013
50,000.00 - 70,000.00
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Chen Zhen - Lumière Innocente (light Of Innocence)

Chen Zhen - Lumière Innocente (light Of Innocence)

Original 2000
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Lot number: 796
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Chen Zhen 1955-2000 LUMIÈRE INNOCENTE (LIGHT OF INNOCENCE) executed in 2000 candles, plastic, metal bed, light 135 (H) by 196 by 96 cm.; 53⅛ (H) by 77⅛ by 37¾ in. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance Galleria Continua, Beijing Acquired by the present owner from the above Catalogue Note Chen Zhen is one of the most compellingly unique talents to emerge from among the pioneering artists of China’’s post-Cultural Revolution period. Combining an intense sensitivity to material and craft with the humanist rationality of the philosopher, Chen’’s sculptural installations and constructions are at once physically grounded and mysteriously auratic. Through his own lived experience of the dichotomies of health and illness, and of cultural displacement and connectedness, Chen gained heightened sensitivity towards the complex and fragile systems of human existence. Chen Zhen was born in 1955 in Shanghai and educated there. After moving to Paris in 1986, he experienced constant changes in his cultural environment, which inspired him to incorporate the “experience of assimilation and transcendence” into his work to create an idiosyncratic style. Created in 2000, Lumière Innocente was exhibited with the large-scale work in the same series, Field of Synergy, in his solo show (also called “Field of Synergy”) in Italy in the same year. For Chen, “synergy” is not merely a physical phenomenon, but a mode of thought. It is about how to think about something by placing it in a network. This notion demonstrates Chen’’ s multicultural background, as well as his ability to benefit from the cross-fertilisation of ideas between multiple disciplines and cultures. Field of Synergy was the artist’’s prelude to his“lifelong project: I want to be a doctor.” But unfortunately he passed away after a prolonged struggle with hemolytic anemia. Lumière Innocente was an important late work that summarised his career. At the age of 25, Chen Zhen was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia, which would continue to influence his art. In Lumière Innocente, a small child-size bed is reversed and wrapped with transparent plastic tubes that themselves contain light-bulbs. The entire work resembles a glowing cocoon. For Chen, a bed was a companion in life and a symbol of the human body. A child’’s bed symbolises the shining innocence of youth, while the plastic tubes symbolise the money, power, and desire of the adult world. Fortunately, the light of innocence continues to shine in spite of them. After his death in Paris in late 2000, Chen Zhen was posthumously honoured with major retrospective exhibitions internationally, including shows at the Serpentine Gallery in London (2001), PS1 in New York (2003);
Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2003) and the
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2006), among others. Major venues where his work has recently been featured include the 2009 Venice Art Biennale, the French Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, and a major retrospective exhibition at the Musee Guimet in Paris (2010-2011). A catalogue raisonné of Chen’’s artistic oeuvres currently is being organised by the Associations des Amis de Chen Zhen, a group of international artists and curators committed to preserving Chen’’s artistic legacy. See More See Less
Chen Zhen - Un Village Sans Frontières

Chen Zhen - Un Village Sans Frontières

Original 2000
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Lot number: 29
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Un certificat d'authenticité de l'oeuvre réalisé par l'artiste sera remis à l'acquéreur. Cette oeuvre sera incluse dans le deuxième volume du catalogue raisonné de l'artiste actuellement en préparation. Galleria Continua, San Gimignano Acquis auprès de celle-ci par le propriétaire actuel en 2007 29 Chen Zhen 1955-2000 UN VILLAGE SANS FRONTIÈRES WOOD CHAIR AND WAX CANDLES. EXECUTED IN 2000. chaise en bois et bougies 65 x 30 x 30 cm; 25 9/16 x 11 13/16 x 11 13/16 in. Exécuté en 2000. Estimate 75,000 - 100,000 EUR Print The colors are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration although the overall tonality is more subdued in the original work. As visible in the catalogue illustration, few original traces of wear are located on the blue painting of the chair. Due to the natural aging of the wax, light discoloration of the candles is visible in the catalogue illustration. This work is in very good original condition.
Chen Zhen - La Désinfection

Chen Zhen - La Désinfection

Original 1992
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Lot number: 584
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Chen Zhen (1955-2000) La Désinfection stove plate warmer, metal steam boilers, bamboo steamers, two cameras radio, two pocket bibles, clock, remote control and calculator dimensions variable Executed in 1992. This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist. Acquired from the artist by the present owner Please note that this work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist and is exhibited in: Florence, Galleria Vivita, Objets illuminés la nuit, April-May 1992, and Munich, Dany Keller Galerie, The Fire - Water as Purification, November-December 1993. Florence, Galleria Vivita, Objets illuminés la nuit, April-May 1992. Munich, Dany Keller Galerie, The Fire - Water as Purification, November-December 1993.
Chen Zhen - Citizen Lc 509

Chen Zhen - Citizen Lc 509

Original 1990
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Lot number: 198
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LOT 198 CHEN ZHEN 1955-2000 CITIZEN LC 509 STAMPED WITH THE ARTIST'S SEAL OF AND TITLED; PLEXIGLASS AND METAL LIGHT BOX, PAPER, SAND, CALCULATOR AND CHINESE SEALS. EXECUTED CIRCA 1990, THIS WORK IS UNIQUE. signé du sceau de l'artiste et titré sur le caisson lumineux caisson lumineux en métal et plexiglas, papier, sable, calculatrice et sceaux chinois 69 x 40 x 15 cm; 27 1/8 x 15 3/4 x 15 15/16 in. Exécutée circa 1990, cette oeuvre est unique.
Chen Zhen - Un Interrupted Voice

Chen Zhen - Un Interrupted Voice

Original 1998
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Lot number: 49
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CHEN ZHEN (1955-2000) UN INTERRUPTED VOICE, 1998 Lit d'enfant, peau de vache, bois, ficelle, structure métallique et cloches en bronze Child's bed, cowhide, wood, string, metallic structure and bronze bells h: 150 w: 115 d: 110 cm Provenance : Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris Collection particulière, Italie Expositions : Milan, PAC, "Chen Zhen", 28 février au 18 mai 2003, reproduit pages 74 & 139 Bibliographie : David Rosenberg et Xu Min, "Chen Zhen, Invocation of washing fire", Editions Gli Ori reproduit pages 350-351 Catalogue generale de Chen Zhen de l'ADAC, association des amis de Chen Zhen, Paris Estimation 150 000 - 200 000 €
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