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"Sacrifice No.4" (2007) is considered the most beautiful and sublime of the large-scale color photography by famed Chinese Contemporary photographer Tian Taiquan's iconic "Sacrifice" series where performance art and photography intersect. The work of Tian is presently included in the seminal travelling Museum exhibition curated by Miles Barth: "Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography" presently on view at San Jose Museum of Art. The setting here is a famous graveyard from the Red Guard era in China, a dark and mysterious locale. As if an angel, the luminous nude figure of a young woman appears at center, diaphanous lavender robes billow about her and cover her face, enhancing her otherworldly nature. At the far left of the scene a spectral image of a young school girl sits upon graveyard steps, representing the innocent people lost during the Cultural Revolution. This work measures 47.25 x 71.0 inches (120 x 180 cm) is unframed, from an edition of 8 and is in excellent condition.

Tian Taiquan (b. 1960, China) has been one of the leading color photographers of his generation and continues to be one of the most famed and collected photographers from the Chinese Avant-Garde generation of artist. His work is the inspiration for countless emerging and young Chinese figural photographers. His photographs, especially from the "Corruption of Desire" series, have been the subject of prestigious Museum exhibitions internationally such as "Seek and Hide, Tian Taiquan Solo Exhibition," Cultural Arts Museum, Beijing, China and "Foreordination and Transcendence" Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Singapore. His work is found in the world's top fine art and photo Museum and Private collections. The artist graduated from the prestigious Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China and has been a Resident Artist at Tank Loft, Chongqing Contemporary Art Centre. The artist graduated from the elite Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China in 1988.

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  • The Artist. Present Collection, China.
  • Pickup Location: China
  • Shipping Dimensions: 47.25 x 71 in. (120.02 x 180.34 cm.)
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