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Jiang Guofang (Chinese, b.1951)
LOT ID: 75772
Prince of Heaven, 2008

Lithograph
31.5 х 31.5 in. (80.01 x 80.01 cm.)
Signed, in Chinese and English and dated on the lower right.
Edition 2 of 10
Lot description
With incredible detail and a skilled depiction of emotion and atmosphere, "Prince of Heaven" (2008) is an incredibly dynamic and rare color lithograph print by one of China's most famous Contemporary Realist painters, Jiang Guofang. (China, b. 1951) This artist is internationally acclaimed for his incredibly intricate embellishments that denote the lavish richness of the empire, with acclaim to traditional craftsmanship. Here the artists depicts a young child climbing upon the Emperor's throne, with the haze of incense suspended throughout the room. Jiang's figurative works are based on sumptuous historical Chinese themes and narratives and here reflects a ceremonial inauguration of the next generation of China. This print is edition 2 of 10, measuring 31.5 x 31.5 inches (80 x 80 cm) and is in excellent condition.

Jiang Guofang was born in Shangjiang Village, in Jiangxi Province. Due to the onset of the Cultural Revolution in China, the artist studied art in secrecy private, with artist Hong Shutong as tutor. The artist formally studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts where he eventually became a professor of art. Jiang was the first Contemporary artist to be offered a solo exhibition in The Forbidden City in Beijing in 2004, and was awarded the "Beijing Blue Ribbon" at the 6th National Arts Exhibition. His paintings are held in the permanent collection Hong Kong Museum. The artist has exhibited in Museum and Gallery venues throughout China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Asia.
Prince of Heaven by Jiang Guofang
  • Prince of Heaven by Jiang Guofang
  • Prince of Heaven by Jiang Guofang
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