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Liu Tingting (Chinese, b.1983)
LOT ID: 70804
Legend: The Kidnapping of Snow-White, 2011

Oil, on canvas.
43.3 х 51.2 in. (109.98 x 130.05 cm.)
Signed, and dated, lower right front of painting.
Lot description
"Legend: The Kidnapping of Snow-White" (2010) is a wonderful large-scale example of the figurative oil paintings that all dwell in the realm of childhood fables by emerging Chinese Contemporary female artist, Liu Tingting. This painting is Liu's version of the famous fairy tale of Snow White, here begrudgingly being taken away by anonymous kidnappers. The potential danger of the this scene is tempered by the child-like, colorful beads that adorn the weapon at her back and the little hands that hold it, the delicate embroidered handkerchiefs barely binding Snow White's hands, and the girl's placid facial expression. By depicting Snow White as a caricature, Liu is able to explore the socio-cultural desires and wishes of all young girls and the artist herself, and the feeling of innocence lost as one becomes a young woman in today's global environment, essentially "kidnapped" of their youth and naiveté. This painting measures 31.50 x 25.59 inches is unframed and is in excellent condition.

Liu Tingting (China, b. 1983) is one of the leading young artists of the Chinese "80's Generation" in her native China and is gaining world-wide attention in 2010-11. Her work has already been the subject of select Museum and Gallery exhibitions throughout China and The East, most recently in 2011 in the group exhibition, "New Chinese Painting", at The Beijing Times Art Museum Beijing, China.
Legend: The Kidnapping of Snow-White by Liu Tingting
  • Legend: The Kidnapping of Snow-White by Liu Tingting
  • Legend: The Kidnapping of Snow-White by Liu Tingting
  • Legend: The Kidnapping of Snow-White by Liu Tingting
  • Legend: The Kidnapping of Snow-White by Liu Tingting
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