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Cao Xiaodong (Chinese, b.1961)
LOT ID: 94232
Proof of the Youth No. 5 , 2008

Oil, on canvas.
70.85 х 70.85 in. (179.96 x 179.96 cm.)
Signed, in Chinese, with title, date and dimensions all on verso.
Lot description
Easily mistaken for a vintage photograph, "Proof of the Youth No. 5" (2008) is one of the finest examples of the nostalgic and clever oil paintings by Chinese Contemporary Pop artist Cao Xiaodong. Cao paints by painstakingly pointillism technique applying thousands of tiny oil paint dots directly onto the canvas. Dimensions: 70.85 x 70.85 inches (180 x 180 cm), in excellent condition and can shipped professionally rolled world-wide. Cao divides the canvas at center--on the left is a beautiful, smiling young, American woman dressed in a seductive 'uniform' of a glamorous Playboy Bunny, an icon of the liberating Sexual Revolution in the West, while on the right stands a demure, young Chinese woman wearing the asexual Red Guard uniform that covers her physique, an icon of the oppressive Cultural Revolution in the East.
Proof of the Youth No. 5 by Cao Xiaodong
  • Proof of the Youth No. 5 by Cao Xiaodong
  • Proof of the Youth No. 5 by Cao Xiaodong
  • Proof of the Youth No. 5 by Cao Xiaodong
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