Shen Shaomin

b. 1956, Chinese

"Handle with Care No. 19," 2014

Oil on linen
Signed, titled and dated verso
36" H x 36" W

  • Provenance: Klein Sun Gallery, New York, NY
  • Notes: Conceptual artist Shen Shaomin (b. 1950, Chinese) created an oil on linen series entitled "Handle with Care," each depicting famous paintings shrouded in bubble wrap. Most of the paintings in the series are derived from works by Andy Warhol like "Handle with Care No. 19," featuring Marilyn Monroe. The photorealist paintings are further adorned at the edges with Trojans Art branded packaging tape, one of the leading fine art packing and shipping companies in China.

    When originally exhibited in 2015, the pieces were strategically placed on the floor and leaned against the wall as if installation had not yet taken place. The series by Shaomin calls into question the preciousness of art, concepts of artistic originality, and leaves viewers with an insatiable urge to uncover the familiar iconic imagery.
  • Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Minor dust accumulation commensurate with age.

    Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.


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