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TISHAN HSU | Body Battery

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  • Tishan Hsu
  • Body Battery
  • each panel: signed, titled and dated 'Tishan Hsu 87 "Body Battery"' (on the reverse)
  • oil, alkyd, acrylic, cement and rubber tile on wood, in three parts
  • overall: 150 by 456.8 cm. 59 by 179 7/8 in.
  • Executed in 1987


Pat Hearn Gallery, New York; Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.
Saatchi Collection, London.
Their sale, Sotheby's New York, 21 June 2006, lot 509.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


Dan Cameron, NY Art Now: The Saatchi Collection, London, 1987 (illustrated in colour, p. 114).

Catalogue Note

The work is structurally sound and all elements are present. There are a few minor abrasions and nicks at the extreme overturn edges of the side panels. There are a few faint handling marks to the center panel predominately at the lower horizontal edge. There are a few points of paper residue at the extreme left vertical edge, which appear to be historic. Overall, the work appears to be in good condition.