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Inspired by one of the world's most famous famous paintings "The Scream" (c. 1895) painted by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, this large scale color photograph, "The Scream of the Sweet Potato: Vegetable Museum Series" (2008) by emerging Chinese Contemporary female artist Ju Duoqi (China, b. 1973) recasts Munch's masterpiece in a symbolic and ironic manner. This work belongs to her famous "Vegetable Museum" series, where Ju painstakingly recreates the world's most celebrated and iconic Western paintings in intricate arrangements of Chinese vegetables and fruits to replace paint, color and texture much like Munch's painting method. In this process, Ju questions and explores the "Western version"of art history through the eyes of an Eastern female artist. This photograph is one of Ju's most sought-after images, measuring 59.09 X 43.30 inches (150 x 110 cm). This photograph is edition 2 of 6, unframed and in excellent condition and comes to the sale directly from the Studio of the Artist, China.

Ju Duoqi was born in 1973 in Chongqing, China and graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts College in 1996. She has exhibited for years at the elite Galerie Paris-Beijing, and has been the subject of countless Museum and Gallery shows, invited to the "Beijing BS1 Contemporary Museum 2007 Nomination Exhibition"at Zhu Qizhan Art Museum and also at the Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City, and the Contemporary Art Museum of Asia in Beijing. The artists currently lives and works in Beijing.

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Provenance:
  • The Studio of the Artist. Present Collection, China.
  • Pickup Location: China
  • Shipping Dimensions: 59.09 x 43.3 in. (150.09 x 109.98 cm.)

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