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Zhong Biao (Chinese, b.1968)
LOT ID: 67904
Passage is Prohibited on the Highway, 2011

Screenprint, silkscreen in colors on paper
35.82 х 27.15 in. (90.98 x 68.96 cm.)
Signed, inscribed
Print/Casting Year 2011
Edition 99
Lot description
"Passage is Prohibited on the Highway" (2011) is a stunning color silkscreen print by famous Chinese artist Zhong Biao, unquestionably one of the most famous post-Modern Chinese artists working today who helped defined the Contemporary Realist movement in China. This print is loose as issued, in excellent condition and from an edition of 99. Biao’s exciting new series of color silkscreen prints offer a dynamic selection of visually exciting figural narratives that all underscore what has made Zhong one of the greatest influences on the younger generations of Chinese representational painters.

"Passage Prohibited on the Highway" (2011) is a fantastic example of the manner in which Zhong depicts realistic figures in displaced contexts to denote a temporality of passing life and memory, and the transition from one realm to the next. Here, the same young beautiful Chinese girl is repeated several times at varying distances kneeling on a stretch of empty highway as she smokes a cigarette. Zhong Biao's work deals with the universal conflicting human emotions of disconnect from our dreams to connection felt towards everyday, mundane life experiences that come together in Zhong’s realistically rendered “fantasy-scape” scenes.

The artist received his formal training 1987 at The Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Fine Arts), Hangzhou, China. Zhong Biao has exhibited widely throughout U.S, including San Francisco, Aspen, New York, Miami, and Chicago. He has also had select solo and group exhibitions in The U.K., Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and China, and his paintings fetching over $100,000 USD at international auctions. He was also commissioned to design the most recent Official China World Cup poster, that formally represented China. The artist lives and works in China.
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Additional Market Information

artnet Auctions sold two prints by this artist on Saturday June 16, 2012 for $3,680 USD Premium each. LOT 67905 and LOT 67902 respectively.

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