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Tian Taiquan (Chinese, b.1960)
LOT ID: 77315
Sacrifice No. 27, 2007

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
47.25 х 88.6 in. (120.02 x 225.04 cm.)
Signed, inscribed. From an edition of 8.
Print/Casting Year 2007
Edition 8
Lot description
"Sacrifice No. 27" (2007) is one of the most beautiful and celebratory of the intense large-scale color photographs by famed Chinese Contemporary photographer Tian Taiquan (China B. 1960), from his epic "Sacrifice" series, where performance art, film and photography intersect. Photographs from this series are in the important travelling Museum show, presently at the San Jose Museum of Art: "Rising Dragon": Contemporary Chinese Photography", curated by Miles Barth. The setting here is a famous Red Guard graveyard in Chongqing, China a dark and mysterious locale. The nude woman who sits at center has her face and head obscured from view possessing the feel of a Classical marble torso. Her porcelain skin glows, revealing that her virginal skin that has been "tattooed" with Chinese characters, her body replacing a sheet of paper from a Communist Chinese manifesto. This photograph is from an edition of 8, measures 47.25 x 88.6 inches (120 x 225 cm) is unframed and in excellent condition.

Tian Taiquan (b. 1960, China) has been one of the leading conceptual photographers of his generation and continues to be one of the most famed and collected photographers from the Chinese Avant-Garde generation of artists. 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 his 2009 solo exhibition at The Today Museum China, as well as "Seek and Hide, Tian Taiquan Solo Exhibition," Cultural Arts Museum, Beijing, China and "Foreordination and Transcendence" Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Singapore. His work has been exhibited in the U.S, U.K., Western Europe 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.
Sacrifice No. 27 by Tian Taiquan
  • Sacrifice No. 27 by Tian Taiquan
  • Sacrifice No. 27 by Tian Taiquan
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