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Tian Taiquan (Chinese, b.1960)
LOT ID: 64839
Corrupted Desire, 2007

Chromogenic Print (C-print), mounted on alubond
63 х 47.25 in. (160.02 x 120.02 cm.)
Signed, and numbered.
Print/Casting Year 2007
Edition 6
Lot description
Tian Taiquan (Chinese B. 1960).
"Corrupted Desire", 2007. C- print on paper.
Signed and numbered. From an edition of 6.
Unframed Dimensions: 63 x 47.25 inches (160 x 120 cm)
This work is mounted on aluminum but not framed and is in excellent condition.

Corruption of Desire #6 (2007) is one of the most sought after images from Chinese Contemporary photographer Tian Taiquan's iconic series of large format color photographs where performance art and photography intersect and is from an eidtion of just 6. This work is mounted on alubond but not framed and is in excellent condition. Here two young women whose identities remains anonymous as their faces are hidden, each lies at the lower portion of a newspaper-laden scene, the photo literally wall-papered with Chinese communist newspapers, each appears bleeding or from clearly artificial wounds. Both women wear the iconic green and red PRC military badges, hats and uniforms that only partially cover their nudity. The uncertainly of the physical state of these women, (are they sleeping, wounded, dead?) and well as their emotional and psychological state in unknown, their identities are subsumed by the greater Chinese communist collective and are irrelevant, their persons linked only to these totemic papers and the uniforms they wear.

Tian Taiquan (b. 1960, China) has been one of the leading color photographers of his generation and continues to be one of the most famed and collected photographers from the Chinese Avant-Garde generation of artist. His work is the inspiration for countless emerging and young Chinese figural photographers. His photographs, especially from the "Corruption of Desire" series, have been the subject of prestigious Museum exhibitions internationally such as "Seek and Hide, Tian Taiquan Solo Exhibition," Cultural Arts Museum, Beijing, China and "Foreordination and Transcendence" Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Singapore. His work is found in the world's top fine art and photo Museum and Private collections. The artist graduated from the prestigious Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China and has been a Resident Artist at Tank Loft, Chongqing Contemporary Art Centre.
Corrupted Desire by Tian Taiquan
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