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Current bid: $4,250 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount
823612 14-Jun-2021 11:49:17 PM $4,250
823587 12-Jun-2021 02:10:39 PM $4,000

LOT h029

1978 -

The Three Greats
lenticular print on acrylic mounted in LED lightbox
on verso signed, titled, editioned AP 2/3 and dated 2018
25 x 33 x 2 in, 63.5 x 83.8 x 5.1 cm

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Sold for: $5,313

Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor

Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of Patel Brown Gallery, Toronto

Howie Tsui was born in Hong Kong, raised in Lagos, Nigeria and Thunder Bay, and currently lives in Vancouver. His recent solo exhibitions were featured at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (2021); Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida (2020); Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver (2020); Ottawa Art Gallery (2019); OCAT Museum, Xi’an, China (2018) and Vancouver Art Gallery (2017). Select group exhibitions include Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2021); Vancouver Art Gallery (2021); Asia Now, Paris (2019); Ottawa Art Gallery (2018); Art Labor, Shanghai (2015); Para Site, Hong Kong (2014); the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2014); and the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2013). His work is in numerous collections in Canada and beyond. Tsui received Canada Council's Joseph S. Stauffer Prize in 2005 and was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2018.

The Three Greats comes from Tsui's Interlace & Sequentials series in which animations from his recent large-scale media works are translated into lenticular prints. Mounted in lightboxes, the illuminated quality of these works recalls backlit movie posters and the television glow of the original VHS source material of the subject matter. In this work, three martial arts masters from Jin Yong’s Legend of the Condor Heroes wash mahjong tiles while their heads gradually warp and meld into one another—suggesting the trance-like state that occurs while playing the game.

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