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Paying it forward – Marx’s Mustache to be auctioned October 7, 2012

Cai Guo-Qiang (b. 1957, Quanzhou, China; Lives in New York)
Marx’s Mustache
2009
Gunpowder on paper
300 x 200 cm

On October 7, 2012, Sotheby’s will auction Cai’s gunpowder drawing Marx’s Mustache (2009) as part of the Hong Kong  Contemporary Asian Art sale. Proceeds from the sale will go to create the Asian Cultural Council’s Cai Fellowship, which will help two emerging artists from China participate in a six-month residency to the United States, annually.

Cai himself is a recipient of an ACC grant, which allowed him to come to the United States in 1995 and create his signature series The Century with Mushroom Clouds: Project for the 20th Century.

Cai speaks with Sotheby’s, detailing his long-time relationship with ACC, the inspiration for Marx’s Mustache, and the importance of supporting young artists:

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