Mao Projectile (yellow)

Object

Artist

Huang Yan, Chinese, 1966-
Born: Jilin province, China
Work Locations: Beijing, China

Country

Object Info

Object: sculpture
Not currently on view
Object ID: 2015.642

Medium/Technique

Porcelain

Credit

Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
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Dimensions

height: 23 in, 58.4200 cm; width: 7 in, 17.7800 cm; depth: 7 in, 17.7800 cm

Department

Modern and Contemporary Art

Extended Info

“Mao Projectile” is a porcelain sculpture in the shape of a projectile missile with Mao Zedong’s head at the top. The body of the sculpture is yellow and decorated with Chinese text and traditional motifs. Huang merges Pop sensibilities of iconography and replication with allusions to the changing socio-political atmosphere of China following the Cultural Revolution.

Huang Yan was born in 1966 in Jillin province, China. In 1987, he graduated from Changchun Normal Academy. He currently lives and works in Beijing and lectures at Changchun University.