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Chen Lianqing (Chinese, b.1967)
LOT ID: 81950
Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park, 2012

Acrylic, on canvas.
43.3 х 43.3 in. (109.98 x 109.98 cm.)
Signed, in Chinese and Pinyin and dated on the lower right corner.
Lot description
"Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park" (2012) is a dynamic figurative oil painting by Chinese Contemporary artist Chen Lianqing (China, b. 1967). This work features his iconic miniature figures painted in bright Pop Art colors, metaphors for the greater Chinese population, which serves in remembrance of the political upheaval during the cultural revolution. Adding a surreal element the location of this political protest is the famous Hyde's Park in London. This work is unframed, measures 43.3 x 43.3 inches (110 x 110 cm), and is in excellent condition.

Chen Lianqing (B. 1967, Sichuan Province , China) is one of the most famous Chinese Contemporary artists working today, having sold internationally to top Museums and Collectors, with stellar results at auction. His work is renowned for combining the ever growing, fast-paced colorful new China with Mao's China of not so long ago in what has become his signature grey backgrounds and tones tipped red. His series of celebrated paintings combine traditional Chinese buildings that have been flooded with individual or masses of small orange men representing China’s collective populous. Lianqing is a leader of the Chinese Avant Garde movement as well as a recognized member of the Neo-Pop group of artists of the last decade.
The children stand outdoors, in a grey-colored plain with mountains at the distance, they typical palette of Chen. In turn, the context of the work is ironic, for do the children wear gas masks to prevent them from actual military air-raids or from the direct cultural exposure to these Western type toys and culture? "Toxic Doll" is one of Chen's larges, mot poignant and ironic paintings to date. The painting is in pristine condition and is unframed.
Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park by Chen Lianqing
  • Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park by Chen Lianqing
  • Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park by Chen Lianqing
  • Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park by Chen Lianqing
  • Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park by Chen Lianqing
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