Monkeys Grasp for the Moon

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

  • Material

    Lacquer on Baltic birch wood
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (overall assembled): 2591.1 x 78 x 4.1 cm (1020 1/8 x 30 11/16 x 1 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Xu Bing (born 1955; active United States)
  • Manufacturer

    Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibitions Central
  • Edition/State

  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon (November 24, 2004 - March 13, 2020)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — funds provided by the family of Madame Chiang Kai-shek (Chiang Soong Mayling 1898-2003)
  • Type

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