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Zhang Xiangming (Chinese, b.1975)
LOT ID: 77202
Bathing Girl (China Girl Series), 2012

Oil, on canvas.
59 х 47.25 in. (149.86 x 120.02 cm.)
Signed, and dated in oil paint on the back of the canvas. This work is accompanied by a formal certificate of authenticity from the Studio of the Artist, signed by the artist.
Lot description
"Bathing Girl (from China Girl Series)" (2012) is one of the most daring and exciting of the large-scale, realist oil paintings by internationally acclaimed Contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Xiangming (China, b. 1975).
This painting measures an impressive 59 x 47.25 inches (150 x 120 cm) is unframed and in excellent condition. In "Bathing Girl" an innocent young Chinese girl stands nude in profile against a lush blue monochromatic background, her porcelain skin is pure and luminous and her long dark hair is elegantly swept upwards and held in place by a decorative hair pin. She turns her head to gaze outwards showing off her lovely, exaggerated facial features. Her large, luminous eyes and pink, parted lips underscore an element of wonder, as she looks to see who has interrupted this private moment. "Bathing Girl" is a stunning example of the new direction for Zhang, painting this young girl's beautiful face, as well as her nude neck, shoulders and back, not just a super-cropped portrait of her visage, as is typical of his oeuvre prior. Never vulgar, Zhang paints this scene without explicit nudity, simply intimating at the beauty of the rest of this young girl's physique. "Bathing Girl" is a large-scale masterpiece by Zhang and is a major example of how this young artist continues to push the boundaries of his compositions while remaining one of the finest and most talented of the Contemporary Realist painters working today. This work is accompanied by a formal certificate of authenticity from the Studio of the Artist, signed by the artist.

Zhang Xiangming was born in Guangrao, Shandong, China in 1975. He graduated from the Shandong Normal University Art Department in 2003 and received his Master's Degree in oil painting at the Artistic Research Institute of China in 2007. The artist is exhibited world-wide with galleries in China, Europe, The U.K and the U.S. The artist's realist oil paintings are internationally famed and sought-after, world-wide, selling for upwards of $43,000.00 USD premium at Auctions, Fall 2011 in NY, USA. His work is held in top collections in the US (Texas, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles), as well as throughout Europe, Asia and South-East Asia. The artist lives and works in Beijing, China.
Bathing Girl (China Girl Series) by Zhang Xiangming
  • Bathing Girl (China Girl Series) by Zhang Xiangming
  • Bathing Girl (China Girl Series) by Zhang Xiangming
  • Bathing Girl (China Girl Series) by Zhang Xiangming
  • Bathing Girl (China Girl Series) by Zhang Xiangming
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