Exhibitions/ Art Object
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Round-backed Armchair

Artist:
Shao Fan (Chinese, born 1964)
Date:
2000
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stainless steel
Dimensions:
H. 35 1/2 in. (90 cm); W. 24 1/2 in. (62 cm); D. 24 1/2 in. (62 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Pearl Lam, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.476.1
Rights and Reproduction:
© Shao Fan
Not on view
This pair of armchairs belong to Shao’s Chair series in which historic Ming-style forms are transformed into sleek, sometimes surreal, modern hybrids using contemporary forms, techniques, and materials. These works not only illuminate aesthetic connections across time and culture, but also demonstrate how China’s past can both adapt to and coexist with its rapidly changing and increasingly globalized present.
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