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Cui Xiuwen (Chinese, b.1970)
LOT ID: 77018
Angel No. 8, ie. circa 2007

Chromogenic Print (C-print), on paper
59 х 59 in. (149.86 x 149.86 cm.)
Signed, signed, numbered and dated all on photograph by the artist.
Print/Casting Year 2007
Edition 8
Lot description
"Angel No. 8" (2007) is an important and exciting color photograph from an edition of 8 by Cui Xiuwen (China B. 1970)., one of the leading Chinese Contemporary photographers of her generation, whose work is considered by curators and collectors to be ground-breaking for feminist art from China. This photograph measures 150 x 150 cm (59 x 59 in) is unframed and in perfect condition. Here, Cui repeats the image of one young, innocently dressed, naive-looking Chinese girl in different poses and postures to represent the universal spirit of all people, and that the basic desires of all humans vary little from one to another, and that all adults long to return to childhood on some level. One girl here is depicted super-close up, while smaller images can be seen in the distance laying on the paved courtyard and even laying upon distant rooftops of traditional Chinese buildings in the distance. The "Angel" Series of photos does not deal with social and universal issues, but rather stands as a more personal commentary on the awareness and the realization of individual feelings and ones sense of their place in the world.

The artist was born in 1970 in Heilongjiang, China and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1990 from the Fine Arts Department of Northeast Normal University, Jilin, China and a M.F.A. in 1996 with a focus on Oil Painting from the Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China. She had three solo exhibitions of her photography in 2011 alone including: 2011 “Existential Emptiness,” at Kiang Projects, Atlanta, GA and “Existential Emptiness,” Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, NY; "Discourse on Inner Humanity,” Chongqing Tank Loft, Chongqing, China. Her work has been exhibited and collected in top Private and Museum collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; The Florence Museum, Italy; several notable Museums in China, Korea and throughout Asia and Europe.
Angel No. 8 by Cui Xiuwen
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