Legacy Mantle (Black) Fiberglass with automotive paint Signed, titled and with the edition number 9/10 on the inside Dated 2006 61cm x 51cm x 30cm (24in x 20in x 11¾in).
Provenance: private collection, Miami
隋建國 衣缽（黑） 噴漆玻璃纖維 二〇〇六年作
簽名：9/10 Black Suijg 版數：9/10
"The Mao jacket first appeared in Sui's Legacy Mantle series, begun in 1997. Conceived both in groups and individually, the Legacy Mantle works take the form of a full-bodied but empty, self-supporting Mao jacket, fleshed out in a variety of sizes, materials, and surface colorations. Although many of the Legacy Mantle works seem to invite a quick reading, the breadth of Sui's work with the historic garment renders simple interpretations problematic. Likewise, Sui's profound understanding of different materials as well as the multiple references he is able to evoke with familiar forms bears closer scrutiny. The artist himself speaks of the legacy of Mao as a mantle covering contemporary China, a cloak worn in some manner by all, whether individually recognized or not, and remaining present today despite the radical transformations of contemporary culture."
Joe Hill in Exhibition of Works by Sui Jianguo, Times Square, Hong Kong, 2008
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