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"Was His" by Liu Dao "Devil & Angel" by Liu Dao "The Tale of Quan Yin" by Liu Dao "Poème Symphonique for 433 Fish" by Liu Dao "Hatamen" by Liu Dao "My Shirts Will Never Dry" by Liu Dao
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TITLE "Was His" (曾经是他的)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2017
SIZE
66.5
47.2
5.5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 4×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (3+1 spare)×RGB P4-64*32-V1.0 (HG2016080505-100)
WEIGHT
8.9
20.2
CRATE SIZE
78
59
16
EXPOSURE “Tales of the Girl with the Blue Wig” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance & production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • Andras Gal (documentation)
BLURB

In almost every divorce case, socialites have two options: part peacefully or destroy the universe. But when million dollar collections are at stake, one might have to save what’s possible. I get the Mercedes, you get the Porsche – it’s easy to settle that, but things get complicated when the house you love has a Monet in it that’s worth more than the property itself, and I like it so much. Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, owner of one of the world’s most valuable art collections with masterpieces of Picasso and Rothko, liked his artwork so much he allegedly accused his wife of theft and had her arrested. Eventually, she left with four billion dollars, half of Dmiry’s fortune.  Swiss entrepreneur Maurice Alain Amon obviously wanted to avoid such outcome and before he filed a divorce he moved his collection to a safe place. Unfortunately, some paintings stayed in Paris and when her wife Tracey went back to empty the safe, she used a blowtorch in the vault and damaged a Richard Prince, an Andy Warhol self-portrait, and Damien Hirst’s Acridine. Although circumstances differ, the moral remains the same: art always has a way of falling victim to those obsessed with money. [Andras Gal]

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六岛是由艺术家自发创立, 由创作人员管理的公益艺术机构。其精神是为艺术家提供平台并支持各项协作项目。