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Ju Duoqi (Chinese, b.1973)
LOT ID: 72638
The Kiss of the Radishes: Vegetable Museum Series no. 9, 2008

Chromogenic Print (C-print), color photograph on paper.
59 х 59 in. (149.86 x 149.86 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, on the photograph by the artist.
Print/Casting Year 2008
Edition 2 of 6
Lot description
Inspired by the famous painting "The Kiss" painted in 1907-08 by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt this large scale color photograph, "The Kiss of the Radishes: Vegetable Museum Series no. 9" by emerging Chinese Contemporary female artist Ju Duoqi (China, b. 1973) recasts Klimt's masterpiece in a symbolic and ironic manner. This work belongs to her famous "Vegetable Museum" series, Ju painstakingly recreates the world's most celebrated and iconic Western paintings in intricate arrangements of Chinese vegetables and fruits to replace paint, color, texture, much like the process of photographer Vik Muniz. In this process, Ju questions and explores the "Western version"of art history through the eyes of an Eastern female artist. This photograph is one of Ju's most sought-after images, and is also one of her largest, measuring 59 x 59 inches (150 x 150 cm). This photograph is edition 2 of 6, unframed and in excellent condition and comes to the sale directly from the Studio of the Artist, China.

Ju Duoqi was born in 1973 in Chongqing, China and graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts College in 1996. She has exhibited for years at the elite Galerie Paris-Beijing, and has been the subject of countless Museum and Gallery shows, invited to the "Beijing BS1 Contemporary Museum 2007 Nomination Exhibition"at Zhu Qizhan Art Museum and also at the Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City, and the Contemporary Art Museum of Asia in Beijing. The artists currently lives and works in Beijing.
The Kiss of the Radishes: Vegetable Museum Series no. 9 by Ju Duoqi
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