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© Courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum
FreePort [No. 005]

East India Square
161 Essex Street
Salem, Massachusetts 01970-3783
March 22nd, 2012 - December 31st, 2014
Opening: March 22nd, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.pem.org/
COUNTRY:  
United States
PHONE:  
978-745-9500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm.
TAGS:  
installation

DESCRIPTION

Artist Michael Lin spotlights PEM's renowned collection of Asian export art, particularly Mr. Nobody, one of the first representations of a European gentleman in Chinese porcelain. Animating the history of trade between China and the West, Lin creates a large-scale installation composed of hundreds of Chinese-produced replicas of Mr. Nobody in PEM's Asian Export galleries. Climbing up the walls of the Mellon Staircase and along the floor of the Export Silver Galleries, Lin - who is internationally recognized for his oversized paintings of ornamental design - creates a sprawling mural of original armorial and heraldic motifs that will be echoed in a pair of specially commissioned Bernardaud vases.