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Zhao Limin (Chinese, b.1970)
LOT ID: 77196
The Little Bull Rider no. 2, 2012

Oil, on canvas.
55.25 х 55.25 in. (140.34 x 140.34 cm.)
Signed, and dated by the artist.
Lot description
“The Little Bull Rider no. 2” (2012) is a stunning oil painting by famed Chinese Contemporary artist Zhao Limin (China, b.1962), who is critically acclaimed for his figurative paintings that read like surreal fables, with adults replaced with babies, in order to critique and comment on the internal socio-political Chinese policies of past and present. A nude baby rides a massive bull, managing to hold on with grace and poise as the bull bucks, trying to get the child off of his back. This work is not only incredibly dynamic on its own, but the animal and baby also act as visual metaphors, with the baby symbolizing the younger generations in China and the bull representing the West and global finance, nearly identical to the iconic bronze bull sculpture that stands on Wall Street, NYC. This painting underscores the artist's hope for the future of China and how it develops its socio-economic role with the West. This work is unframed measuring 55.25 inches (140 cm) in diameter on a round canvas, is unframed and in excellent condition.

With Zhao's work now gaining long overdue acclaim outside of Asian, in the U.K., Europe and the U.S., Zhao Limin was born in the Liaoning Province, China in 1962 and graduated from the art department of Inner Mongolia Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. He has been included in major solo and group exhibitions in China, including “International Contemporary Art Exhibition” 798 Art District in Beijing, China, The Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the Invitational in East Region Art Center in Beijing, China. His work is the subject of a prestigious solo show that opened in October 2012 at Yang Gallery.
“The Little Bull Rider no. 2” by Zhao Limin
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