Limited Edition: 5/999,
++ Signature on the sculpture and the Certificate by Artist Liu Song
Published by S+ (Sina Sculpture+)
The sculpture is one of the 999 scaled-down limited editions (Width 23cm x Depth 11cm x Height 15cm) from the original one (70×34×44cm).
Created at the end of 1999, the Motherland series took Cai 16 years to complete. Divided into three parts as Custom to Motherland, Ode to Motherland, and Refinement to Motherland (the same name as three parts of the Chinese Book of Songs), Cai’s Motherland series is a combination of skills from different regions as well as different historical periods. Concrete modelling plus modern material language gave the artist a focus on history and humanity.
Artist: Cai Zhisong 蔡志松
1972 Born in Shenyang, Liaoning, China
1997 Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department
1998-2008 As a teacher of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department
Amongst the numerous awards which he has been awarded, these several are the most important: 2001 the Taylor Prize at the Paris Autumn Salon when he was 29, becoming the highest honor won by Chinese artists in its 103-year history; 2004 he was awarded the President’s prize at Central Academy of Fine Arts. In 2011 he was invited to participate in the 54th Venice Biennale. 2012 he was selected as global “100 Art Leaders” on the cover of “Art Actuel” in France. In the same year, he was rated “Art Authority Figures”. 2013 he was honored as Mr. Uno, and was also selected as 2013 Global Chinese Fashion Leader. In 2014 Cai won the Rockefeller Chinese Outstanding Young Artist Prize and was granted the Annual Influence Special Artist Award. In 2016 Cai was honored China Robb Report “Best of the Best” Annual Artist. In 2017 he was honored the “Man of the Year (Art)” in the 14th Esquire, and the “Art Leaders”.
Public Collections (Partial):
Newark Museum (U.S.A)
Regensburg Museum, Germany
National Museum of Singapore
National Museum of Indonesia
National Museum of China
China National Museum of Fine Arts
China Sculpture Museum
He Xiangning Art Museum,
Zhejiang Art Museum
Chongqing Art Museum
Changchun Sculpture Art Museum
Peking University research center of aesthetics
People’s Government of Changchun Municipality
People’s Government of Shijiazhuang Municipality
People’s Government of Yantai Municipality
Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts
Country of Origin Beijing, China
Dimensions for Each Sculpture
Width 27cm x Depth 11cm x Height 15cm
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