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Chen Man (Chinese, b.1980)
LOT ID: 78948
Red Beauty, Wave 2, 2008

Chromogenic Print (C-print), digitally manipulated c-print on paper
67 х 51.2 in. (170.18 x 130.05 cm.)
Signed, and numbered in black ink marker on front lower margins, right.
Print/Casting Year 2008
Edition AP 2/3 + edition of 7
Lot description
“My generation is really into computer reality,a reality that we can control and perfect in the way we choose...”-Chen Man.

Impossibly sleek, subtly erotic with a touch of the surreal, Contemporary Chinese photographer Chen Man (China, b. 1980) is internationally acclaimed for her large-scale figurative color c-print photographs, such as "Red Beauty, Wave 2", wiith images such as this placing Chen as one of the highest-paid and most sought after fine art and commercial fashion photographers in Asia. This photograph measures 67 x 51.25 inches (170 x 130 cm) is custom framed to larger dimensions in a cherry wood frame with plexiglass and mounted on aluminum to larger dimensions of 77.25 x 65 inches (196 x 165 cm), and is in excellent condition. This is the formal AP 2 of 3, aside from the edition of 7.

Chen first became famous for her unique style in 2003, while she was still a student at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. She photographed a series of covers for Vision, a design and art magazine based in China. With these covers, she helped usher in a new generation of artists who wished to combine old Chinese sensibilities with modern techniques to create art. Since that initial foray into magazines, she has gone on to have her pictures featured in other publications such as Vogue China, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Madam Figaro, Preference, Nylon, Unlimited, and Esquire. She has also done print advertising campaigns for several international companies, such as Adidas and Motorola.

Chen’s work has been featured in a number of galleries and museums across the globe, including the China Design exhibition in 2008 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where one of her pictures was used to publicize the special exhibit. She has also had her largest photos on display at the Hotel Royal Monceau in Paris in an exhibit called Demolition Party. Her work has been on display at Fabien Fryns Fine Art gallery in Los Angeles, Hai Gallery in London, Gallery Joyart in Beijing, Galerie Loft in Paris, OOIBOTOS Gallery in Hong Kong, Galerie Maeght in Paris, and Today Arts Museum in Beijing. She showed her pride in China with her series Long Live Motherland China. Chen currently lives and works in Beijing.
Red Beauty, Wave 2 by Chen Man
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