SMART LITTLE MAN, 2012

Important Australian Fine Art + International Art
Melbourne
27 November 2019
31

LI HONGBO

born 1974, Chinese
SMART LITTLE MAN, 2012

paper, glue

125.0 x 60.0 cm mount

signed in Chinese script and dated on mount lower right: 李洪波 / 2012.3.15

Estimate: 
$10,000 – 15,000
Sold for $12,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 59 - 27 November 2019, Melbourne
Provenance

Eli Klein Fine Art, New York
The Mainland Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above in 2012

Exhibited

Material → Object, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, 29 May – 19 July 2012 (illus. in exhibition catalogue)

Literature

‘MATERIAL OBJECT (group)’, Artlinkart, Shanghai, 2012, [http://www.artlinkart.com/en/exhibition/overview/948cyCor] (accessed 16/10/2019)
‘flexible honeycomb paper sculptures by li hongbo’, designboom, Milan, New York, Beijing, 29 May 2012, [https://www.designboom.com/art/flexible-honeycomb-paper-sculptures-by-li... (accessed 16/10/2019)

Catalogue text

Li Hongbo lives and works in Beijing, China

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019 From Chinoiserie to Contemporary Art, Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
2018 Made in China – Li Hongbo Solo Project, MOCA Yinchuan, Ningxia, China
2017 Quand La Sculpture Devient Créature, Musée du Papier, Angoulême, France
2017 On Paper. Supreme, Shanghai Han Tianheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2017 Reciprocal Enlightenment, CAFA Art Musseum, Beijing, China
2016 TAKE ME OUT, Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2015 Irons for Ages, Flowers for Days, SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia, USA
2015 CODA Paper Art, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
2014 Li Hongbo: Tools of Study, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, USA
2014 Shadow of Ages, Flowers for Days, SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia, USA
2013 Li Hongbo – Out of Paper, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
2013 PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
2013 Transformation – A Perspective of Contemporary Art, 53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2012 All our relations, 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
2012 Ctrl+N: Non-Linear Practice, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
2011 The World – Li Hongbo New Works Exhibition, Found Museum, Beijing, China
2010 The Big Bang, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney
2007 The Desire for Material Welfare & No Wants, Jin Du Art Center, Beijing, China

SELECTED LITERATURE
Hongbo, L., A Piece of Paper: Li Hongbo, exhibition catalogue, Cathay Bookshop Publishing House, Beijing, 2013

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, USA
53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore
Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
Found Museum, Beijing, China
Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
Musée du Papier, Angoulême, France
National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Shandong Art Museum, Jinan, China
White Rabbit Collection, Sydney
Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China

REPRESENTED BY
Eli Klein Fine Art, New York