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Fang Lijun (Chinese, b.1963)
LOT ID: 77698
No. 11 (无题 Swimming), 1996

Woodcut, on paper
47.25 х 31.5 in. (120.02 x 80.01 cm.)
Signed, with the artist's name in Chinese on front with title, edition number and date.
Edition 12 of 25
Foundry/Publisher The Artist
Lot description
Although the artist has found great success working in a variety of media, famous Chinese Contemporary artist Fang Lijun is most widely known for his large bold woodcuts often featuring bald, stark heads often seen as self-portraits. "No. 11 (无题 Swimming)" is a perfect early representation of the force and emotion of his disillusioned generation during this period. "No. 11" belongs to the artist's famed series of wood-block prints from 1995-96 that all feature this re-occurring bald-headed protagonist. Here we see the figure focusing to a distance out of view and treading water, seemingly lost in a monotonous, choppy sea.
This work measures 47.25 x 31.5 inches, (120 x 80 cm) is edition 12 of 25, is larger as framed and in excellent condition.

Fang's wood-block prints are acclaimed by curators and collectors alike and have been extensively published and exhibited in major museums in Asia, South-East Asia, Europe, South America, The U.K, The U.S. with a recent 2012 solo exhibition this March-April at the CP Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2009 his work was featured in The Chinese Pavilion at the 53rd International Art Museum Venice Biennale – "See the World in Grain of Sand," Giardini Arsenale, Venice, Italy. From 1980-1983 he studied at Hebei Light Industry College, in Ceramic Art Studies, China and from in 1989 he graduated from the Print Department at the Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
No. 11 (无题 Swimming) by Fang Lijun
  • No. 11 (无题 Swimming) by Fang Lijun
  • No. 11 (无题 Swimming) by Fang Lijun
  • No. 11 (无题 Swimming) by Fang Lijun
  • No. 11 (无题 Swimming) by Fang Lijun
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