Progress and Advancement

Yu Yu Yang

First placed in Singapore: 1988

Raffles Place, near the former UOB Building

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Patron: Lien Ying Chow

This pairing of abstraction and realism in this work is remarkable...and according to T.K. Sabapathy a direct response to the demands of the patron, who unusually received higher billing in the label on this work than the artist himself.
Yu Yu Yang (aka Yang Ying Feng) produced many realistic sculptures in the 1940s and 50s, but the realistic figures and reliefs at the bottom of this work look like his first return to such realism in many years.

Text of the Label:

"Progress & Advancement
Commissioned and presented
by
Lien Ying Chow
8,8, 1988
Sculptor: Yang Ying-Feng

Last updated: Feb-7-2021

Progress and Advancement
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