The Crow Collection of Asian Art will present a solo exhibition of the work of Sopheap Pich, recognized today as Cambodia's most internationally prominent contemporary artist, from Saturday, June 24, 2017, through Sunday, January 7, 2018. The exhibition will feature his large-scale sculpture, Rang Phnom Flower, Pich's largest and most ambitious single-form sculpture to date. Measuring 25 feet in length, its complex construction is composed of hundreds of strands of rattan and bamboo. This exhibition will also feature the loan of an original French 19th-century, hand-painted botanical dictionary with illustrations of this plant species from the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). \
Pich is a world-renowned artist whose works have been featured in numerous international museum exhibitions and biennials throughout the world, notably Documenta 2012, and a 2013 solo exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Cambodian Rattan: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich), which was the museum's first solo show ever given to a contemporary Southeast Asian artist. Most recently, his work is currently on view in the main exhibition at this year's 57th International Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia), Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel, chief curator of the Centre Pompidou (Paris). Additionally, the world's premier museums have collected his work, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), M+ Museum for Visual Culture (Hong Kong), Singapore Art Museum, Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo) and the Cleveland Museum of Art.