Childhood Spaceship

2012
Collection of the artist, commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
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Art Type: 
Drawing
Dimensions: 400 x 3300 cm (157 1/2 x 1299 3/16 in.)
Medium: 
Gunpowder on paper
  • Final view of Childhood Spaceship, gunpowder on paper, 2012.

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Cai Guo-Qiang walking alongside fuse lines to be ignited for gunpowder drawing Childhood Spaceship, Los Angeles, 2012.

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Cai Guo-Qiang standing on top of gunpowder drawing Childhood Spaceship in progress, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Stencils on top of gunpowder drawing Childhood Spaceship prior to ignition, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Ignition of gunpowder drawing Childhood Spaceship, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • View of just-ignited gunpowder drawing Childhood Spaceship, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Volunteers pulling away stencils from ignited gunpowder drawing Childhood Spaceship, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
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    Cai Guo-Qiang pointing out detail to volunteer in finished gunpowder drawing Childhood Spaceship, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Cai Guo-Qiang inspecting one of eleven ignited sheets of paper for Childhood Spaceship, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Detail of gunpowder drawing Childhood Spaceship, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
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