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Shen Jingdong (Chinese, b.1965)
LOT ID: 80376
Little Hero, 2011

Oil, on canvas
31.5 х 31.5 in. (80.01 x 80.01 cm.)
Signed, lower right SHEN JING DONG in English, Jingdong in Chinese, dated 2011.
Lot description
"Little Hero" (2011) is a dynamic and exciting, new oil painting by renowned Chinese Contemporary artist Shen Jingdong that belongs to his internationally acclaimed "Hero Series" of toy-like figurative portraits of male and female Chinese Soldiers. ". Shen's soldiers may be toys but they are not cowards, all depicted as proud, happy heroes with the ability to kill. His visual vocabulary of these cast of characters firmly take their place in the "Neo-Pop and "Super-Flat" realm along side artists such as Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. This paintings measures 31.50 x 31.50 inches is unframed and in excellent condition.

The artist was born in Jiangsu Nanjing, China in 1965. He graduated from Nanjing Xiaozhuang Normal School in 1984 and received his advanced degree in painting from Nanjing Institute of Arts in 1991. From 1991—2007 he was conscripted to the Military Drama Troupe of Nanjing Military Area, China. His "Hero Series" of oil paintings are his most critically acclaimed works and are held in select Public Collections, including paintings titled: "Hero series 12", at China National Museum of Fine Arts; "Founding Ceremony", Shanghai No.1 Art Gallery and "Hero series 42" by the Singapore Art Retreat Museum. The artist lives and works in China.
Little Hero by Shen Jingdong
  • Little Hero by Shen Jingdong
  • Little Hero by Shen Jingdong
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