From now through late May, San Francisco's Asian Art Museum is featuring the work of Zhan Wang, a contemporary sculptor/artist who uses shiny metals to reinvent traditional Chinese art. He's also the master of using kitchen utensils, pots, pans, and other mirrored silverware to create giant cityscapes. So far, he's done everywhere from London to Beijing to Buffalo in stainless steel. Pictured here is a metallified San Francisco that he made just for the current exhibit. Asian Art Museum main page
Wow, it gleams so, like a City of Tomorrow exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair.
And, the pagoda influence is very evident. I wonder if these marvelous scapes would have been conceived in their absence, say, here in New York City. I am thinking, yes.
This pic will enter my wallpaper slideshow.