Legend. Shooting the Suns

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    A painter, performance and installation artist who, after studying in the Shanghai Drama Institute, spent ten years in Tokyo before moving to New York. He is noted for his spectacular, large-scale works chiefly using gunpowder as the medium. As these cannot be accomodated in a modest private collection, he chose this one for Khoan and Michael Sullivan. The arrow is a reference to the legendary folk hero Yi, who with his bow and arrow shot out of the sky nine of then ten suns that were scorching the earth.

    Gift of the artist, 2002.

    In: Sullivan, Michael, Modern Chinese Art: The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2009)

Further reading

Sullivan, Michael, Modern Chinese Art: The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2009), no. 1 on p. 218, illus. p.218 fig. V - I

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