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Tin Neon Pang

Le roi Singe

1984
Presentation of the artwork
The artwork is situated in the heart of Chinatown, at the intersection of Saint-Urbain and De la Gauchetière streets. Composed of seven prefabricated concrete panels, it presents a scene from Chinese mythology in which different animals have gathered to elect their king. At the bottom of the composition, a king on his horse is followed by a servant carrying his bags. In the centre, a pig on a cloud wears farmer’s clothing and holds a rake. Above, on another cloud, is a monkey in the pelican position. He wears a martial arts costume and holds a stick in his hands. In the upper left-hand corner, a palace sites on a cloud.

In Chinese astrology, the monkey is known as the cleverest animal. According to legend, the monkey king is born from a stone egg and has magical powers.
Associated events
The mural was executed in 1984 under the Chinatown revitalization program. Commissioned by the Ville de Montréal, it was the result of a design competition open to artists and architects in Montréal’s Chinese community.
Tin Neon Pang
Presentation of the artwork
The artwork is situated in the heart of Chinatown, at the intersection of Saint-Urbain and De la Gauchetière streets. Composed of seven prefabricated concrete panels, it presents a scene from Chinese mythology in which different animals have gathered to elect their king. At the bottom of the composition, a king on his horse is followed by a servant carrying his bags. In the centre, a pig on a cloud wears farmer’s clothing and holds a rake. Above, on another cloud, is a monkey in the pelican position. He wears a martial arts costume and holds a stick in his hands. In the upper left-hand corner, a palace sites on a cloud.

In Chinese astrology, the monkey is known as the cleverest animal. According to legend, the monkey king is born from a stone egg and has magical powers.
Associated events
The mural was executed in 1984 under the Chinatown revitalization program. Commissioned by the Ville de Montréal, it was the result of a design competition open to artists and architects in Montréal’s Chinese community.
Tin Neon Pang
Detail
Category
Fine Arts
Subcategory
Sculpture
Collection name
Public art
Date completed
1984
Mode of acquisition:
Purchase
Accession date
January 1 1984
Technique(s)
Cast; assembled; moulded
Materials
Concrete
General dimensions
550 x 400 x 21 cm
Le roi Singe
Borough
Ville-Marie
Park
De la Gauchetière