Name Amon First

Wang Du.

Becompddg, 2013

Nine plaster busts
Variable dimensions
55cm x 45cm x 45cm each
1/2 +1 EA
Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

Born in 1956 in Wuhan in the People’s Republic of China, Wang Du settled in Paris in 1990 where he has developed an oeuvre based on a critique of the omnipresence of images and the supremacy of medias.

Today his work is exhibited internationally in prestigious institutions all over the world. Combining a savoir-faire akin to that of the greatest classical sculptors together with contemporary concerns, Wang Du is an exceptional artist capable of both disturbing and seducing the spectator; of treating grave themes while transporting us into the realms of fantasy. For the exhibition Le Surréalisme et l’objet at Centre Pompidou in 2013, Wang Du created Becompddg, a work made of nine plaster busts. André Breton, Picasso, Meret Oppenheim, Alberto Giacometti, Max Ernst, Giorgio De Chirico, René Magritte, Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dali can be recognized.

A selection of busts is presented in On Site, in a dialogue with the permanent collection of the Petit Palais

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