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"Lucky Dragon #5" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Lucky Dragon #5" (第五福龍)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2016
SIZE
52
52
5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 2×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 1×RGB PH5-16S-C-HX (2012-9-8)
WEIGHT
7.8
14.6
CRATE SIZE
68
68
20
EXPOSURE Art On Paper 2016 with Tally Beck Contemporary
Art Market Hamptons 2016 with Tally Beck Contemporary
Texas Contemporary 2016 with Tally Beck Contemporary
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (video animation, documentation & art direction) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)
BLURB

Ironically, Gojira exists as both a metaphor for the omnipresent and absolute destructive potential of the Atom bomb, and as a way to end war and achieve world peace. The former is obvious: destroying whole cities, terrorizing mass populations, and generally creating mayhem and tragedy in his wake. The latter is a little more subtle. With an indestructible Daikaiju 大怪獸 such as Godzilla romping around, the only way to truly end him as a threat is for the world to come together to defeat him. While nowadays there certainly exists a parallel to Gojira's destructive side (by the way, “the bomb” never really went away), we haven’t yet as a species acepted the fact that we are capable of destroying ourselves and to make this very fact our common enemy. Until then, world peace is just as much a fantasy as Ishiro Honda's dragon. Who knows, maybe he's asleep somewhere in the ice caps waiting for the day we make the world warm enough to melt him out. [Jackson McHugh]

STATUS Currently in Houston. Available. Please contact Tally Beck Contemporary.
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