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Shi Wei (Chinese, b.1965)
LOT ID: 73114
Beauty No. 1, 2008

Bronze, hand painted bronze.
27.56 х 15.75 х 15.75 in. (70 x 40.01 x 40.01 cm.)
Signed, in Chinese and numbered "4/10" on base of left foot in black ink marker. Signature also engraved into base.
Print/Casting Year 2008
Edition 10.
Lot description
"Beauty No. 1" (2008) is a rare painted cast bronze sculpture in the round of a beautiful, Chinese woman who poses seductively as she kneels on the ground running her hand through her hair and wearing provocative lingerie, thigh-high stockings and high heels, all in the same matching bright-pink color. This work measures 27.56 x 15.75 x 15.75 inches, is edition 4 of 10 and is in excellent condition.

This rare bronze is by famous Chinese Contemporary painter and sculptor Shi Wei (China, b. 1965), whose subject matter revolves around the female form, with the image of the “beautiful skinny woman” now his trademark. Each woman has her own characteristics, as the artist strives to give them each their own identity. The balance of seduction and innocence in his figures allows the artist to critique the pressure placed on young women born in the 1980's an 1990's in China to be physically 'perfect'. Shi Wei achieved both his B.A. in 1986 and M.A. in 1997 at Hebei Academy of Fine Arts and currently teaches at the Beijing City University. He has exhibited for years throughout Asia, including the International Contemporary Art Fair in Hong Kong, the Singapore Art Fair, The Art Center of BIAC, Beijing, History Museum of China, Beijing and throughout Asia.
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