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Yan Zhixiong (Chinese, b.1979)
LOT ID: 74948
Dark Fragrance no. 6, 2005

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
31.5 х 47.2 in. (80.01 x 119.89 cm.)
Signed, numbered on the photograph by the artist.
Print/Casting Year 2005
Edition 5/6
Lot description
"Dark Fragrance no. 6" (2005) is a unabashedly erotic and sublime color photograph of a female nude, that brilliantly traverses the bridge between fine art and editorial photography, by famed Chinese fashion photographer and fine artist, Yan Zhixiong (China, b. 1979), whose recent career in the world of fine art has been internationally acclaimed, and is grounded in years of being considered one of China's top editorial and fashion photographers. This work belong to his famed "Dark Fragrance" series of monochromatic color photographs from 2005 that each depict a stunning, nude woman whose physical perfection is underscored by her high-fashion, dramatic pose, one that encourages voyeurism. This is edition 5 of 6, measures 31.50 x 47.2 inches (80 x 120 cm) is unframed and is in excellent condition.

Yan is a member of the British Royal Photographic Society and the China Photographers Association. He was born in Hunan Province in 1979 and now works in Beijing. He has studied traditional Chinese and oil paintings since his childhood, and majored in art design at University. His works have already won more than 70 awards in photography from Collections, Exhibitions and Periodicals throughout China, Austria, Ukraine, France, Belgium, Hong Kong and Macao. Yan Zhixiong achieved China's highest individual photography award, the "Chinese Gold" and was awarded the "China Photographic Art" exhibition Portrait Photography Gold Medal as well. He has held several solo fine art exhibition, most recently in 2010 at the Today Museum, China which featured his incredible range of photographic images. Many Western photographers have had an influence on his work, including Helmut Newton, David LaChapelle and Terry Richardson amongst others. Yan's work for editorial fashion assignments has always carried intense and deeply creative narratives, pushing the boundaries between high fashion and art.
Dark Fragrance no. 6 by Yan Zhixiong
  • Dark Fragrance no. 6 by Yan Zhixiong
  • Dark Fragrance no. 6 by Yan Zhixiong
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