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Tian Taiquan (Chinese, b.1960)
LOT ID: 78309
Sacrifice No. 27, 2007

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
47.25 х 88.6 in. (120.02 x 225.04 cm.)
Signed, inscribed by the artist.
Edition 8
Lot description
"Sacrifice No. 27" (2007) is considered one of the most beautiful and intense of the large-scale color figurative photographs by famed Chinese Contemporary artist Tian Taiquan (China B. 1960), from his epic "Sacrifice" series, where performance art, film and photography intersect. 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.The setting is a mysterious locale where a nude woman sits in the dark, her face and head obscured from view, possessing the feel of a Classical marble torso. Her porcelain skin glows as she is lit dramatically from an unknown light source, revealing that her virginal skin has been "tattooed" with Chinese text in black ink, her body replacing a sheet of paper from a Communist Chinese manifesto. Bright red blood drips from one breast, the color symbolizing China matching the PRC red badge she wears on one arm.

Tian Taiquan 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
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