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Yiying Lu
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Yiying Lu (b.1982)
Lifting a Dreamer
2007

36 x 24 in., 91 x 60 cm.
Limited Edition Archival Pigment Print (1 of 10) on Edition Etching Rag Fine Art Paper
Estimated value: $2,500 - 3,500

About the artwork:
The “Twitter Fail Whale”, originally named “Lifting a Dreamer” is a social media art icon of a white beluga whale held up by a flock of birds, created by artist Yiying Lu. The artwork was used during periods of downtime on social networking service Twitter from 2008-2013, which has been seen by millions of Twitter users online. Whenever Twitter gets overloaded, users see this art piece. Its online fan base has grown tremendously over the past 10 years, from tattoos to 3D sculptures, Legos to beer labels, cakes to street art...the “Fail Whale” gradually became a cultural icon. Mashable named it as "a popular culture icon" of the web 2.0.

About the artist:
Born in Shanghai China, educated in Sydney & London, based in San Francisco, Yiying Lu is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, designer and speaker. She was named a “Top 10 Emerging Leader in Innovation” by Microsoft, and a winner of 1st Shorty Awards in Design. Her projects have been exhibited worldwide, and featured in publications including The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, The Atlantic, NBC News, TIME, Wired Magazine, CNN, BBC and more. She has been commissioned to create artworks for Disney, PepsiCo, Microsoft, Twitter, Pepsico, Expedia and so on. Her notable projects include the official Dumpling Emoji, the Twitter Fail Whale, Conan O'Brien's Pale Whale, and Disney Shanghai Recruitment Campaign.
Twitter Handle (@YiyingLu)
www.yiyinglu.com

Artwork kindly donated by the artist.
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Yiying Lu

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500
May 12, 2018
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Starting Price $1,000
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Sold for $12,000
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Est. $2,500 - $3,500Starting Price $1,000
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Description
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Yiying Lu (b.1982)
Lifting a Dreamer
2007

36 x 24 in., 91 x 60 cm.
Limited Edition Archival Pigment Print (1 of 10) on Edition Etching Rag Fine Art Paper
Estimated value: $2,500 - 3,500

About the artwork:
The “Twitter Fail Whale”, originally named “Lifting a Dreamer” is a social media art icon of a white beluga whale held up by a flock of birds, created by artist Yiying Lu. The artwork was used during periods of downtime on social networking service Twitter from 2008-2013, which has been seen by millions of Twitter users online. Whenever Twitter gets overloaded, users see this art piece. Its online fan base has grown tremendously over the past 10 years, from tattoos to 3D sculptures, Legos to beer labels, cakes to street art...the “Fail Whale” gradually became a cultural icon. Mashable named it as "a popular culture icon" of the web 2.0.

About the artist:
Born in Shanghai China, educated in Sydney & London, based in San Francisco, Yiying Lu is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, designer and speaker. She was named a “Top 10 Emerging Leader in Innovation” by Microsoft, and a winner of 1st Shorty Awards in Design. Her projects have been exhibited worldwide, and featured in publications including The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, The Atlantic, NBC News, TIME, Wired Magazine, CNN, BBC and more. She has been commissioned to create artworks for Disney, PepsiCo, Microsoft, Twitter, Pepsico, Expedia and so on. Her notable projects include the official Dumpling Emoji, the Twitter Fail Whale, Conan O'Brien's Pale Whale, and Disney Shanghai Recruitment Campaign.
Twitter Handle (@YiyingLu)
www.yiyinglu.com

Artwork kindly donated by the artist.
Condition
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good

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