Concrete Contemporary Art Online Auction

April 13, 2017

LOT 47

Lot 47

ED PIEN (1958-)

ED PIEN (1958-)
Lot 47 Details
ED PIEN (1958-)


ink and watercolour on paper
signed and dated 1998
10.5 ins x 7.5 ins; 26.7 cms x 19.1 cms

Estimate $1,000-$1,200

Realised: $900
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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ED PIEN (1958-)
  • ED PIEN (1958-)
  • ED PIEN (1958-)

Private Collection, Ontario


Ed Pien is a Taiwan-born, Toronto-based artist who works in drawing, large-scale paper cuts, and site-specific installations, video, and public commissions. Evoking questions of the body, the archetype, and cross-cultural understanding, Pien‘s work investigates personal and cultural histories. He is acclaimed for his room-sized paper cuts and translucent paper and ink installations such as the Hieronymous Bosch inspired Earthly Delights (2001) held in the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Pien’s work appears in the collections of The Canada Council Art Bank; the McIntosh Gallery; the Hamilton Art Gallery; and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, amongst others. Pien has exhibited in Canada and internationally at venues such as New York’s Drawing Centre, Amsterdam’s W139, the Centre Nacional e las Artes in Mexico City, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada.


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LOT 47

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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