Tyre; Tyre, 2016
97 x 72 x 65 cm/38.19 x 28.35 x 25,59 in
18 antique wooden stools
190 x 190 x 170 cm / 74.8 x 74.8 x 66.93 inches
Colored Vases, 2015
Neolithic vases (5000 -‐ 3000 BC and industrial paint)
Coca-Cola Vase, 2015
Neolithic vase (5000 -‐ 3000 BC and paint)
30 x 30 x 34 cm / 11.8 x 11.8 x 13.39 inches
Porcelain, display case made of Huali Wood, glass
Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (triptych), 2015
Triptych of LEGO bricks
230 x 193 cm / panel
ed. 10 + 2 AP
Niao shen long shou shen, 2015
Bamboo and silk
450 x 280 x 200 cm / 177.17 x 110.24 x 78.74 inches
Bamboo and silk
400 x 180 x 230 cm / 157.48 x 70.87 x 90.55 inches
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