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Tian Taiquan (Chinese, b.1960)
LOT ID: 78678
Salvation no. 12, 2007

Chromogenic Print (C-print), Digitally manipulated C-print
71 х 47.25 in. (180.34 x 120.02 cm.)
Signed, on photograph.
Print/Casting Year 2007
Edition of 8
Lot description
"Salvation no. 12" (2007) is part of the intense series of large-scale color photographs by famed Chinese Contemporary photographer Tian Taiquan, part of the artist's iconic "Sacrifice" series, where performance art and photography intersect. Set inside a famous graveyard in China, a locale linked to the days of The Cultural Revolution, a luminous anonymous nude young woman appears amidst the darkness of the graveyard, like an angel. To the far left of this surreal narrative is a subtle transparent spectral image of a young school girl, sitting quiet and small upon the graveyard steps, as if she has been waiting for years for this angel come and take her to a better place. The spirit of this young girl represents the souls of all the innocent people lost during the Cultural Revolution. This photograph is unframed and in excellent condition from an edition of just 8.

Tian Taiquan (China, b. 1960) is one of the leading photographers of his generation and continues to be one of the most famed and collected photographers from the Chinese Avant-Garde generation. His photographs, especially from this "Sacrifice" 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. The artist graduated from the prestigious Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China in 1988 and has been a Resident Artist at Tank Loft, Chongqing Contemporary Art Centre. The artist lives and works in China.
Salvation no. 12 by Tian Taiquan
  • Salvation no. 12 by Tian Taiquan
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