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"Totem Recollection #9 "(2007) is one of the most sought after images from Chinese Contemporary photographer Tian Taiquan's iconic "Totem Recollection" series of large-scale nude photographs. This photograph measures 23.6 x 72.8 inches (60 x 185 cm), is unframed and from an edition of 12. A young Chinese woman wears the iconic green Red Guard military uniform which is completely unbuttoned to expose her frontal nudity, with her face hidden from view, and her hands bound together above her head with rope. She floats at the center of the composition, seemingly floating upon a sea of hundreds if circular totems of Chairman Mao that were popular during the Cultural Revolution, a time when Mao’s visage stood as a symbol for the entire nation and were all collected by Tian himself. This work has never been framed and is in perfect condition.

Tian Taiquan (b. 1960, China) has been one of the leading performance artists and 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 "Memory of Time" 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.

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Exhibition:
Select Exhibitions:
Seek and Hide, Tian Taiquan Solo Exhibition," Cultural Arts Museum, Beijing, China.
Totem Recollection, Pingyao International Photography Exhibition.
Marks-Tian Taiquan’s Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Shijiazhuang Contemporary Art Gallery, Hebei Province.
"Perspective with Chinese Artists in Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Exhibition", NY, USA
"Foreordination and Transcendence" Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Singapore.


A Lonely Studio Story-Tian Taiquan’s Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Singapore

Lethe-Tian Taiquan’s Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Guangzhou Shenzhen and 501 Art Space, Chongqing

2006

Lethe-Tian Taiquan’s Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Shenzhen

Select Solo and Group Exhibitions:
"Totem Recollection", Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, China

"Marks-Tian Taiquan’s Contemporary Photography Exhibition", Shijiazhuang Contemporary Art Gallery, Hebei Province.

"Abnormal Feeling- Tian Taiquan’s Contemporary Photography Exhibition", Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.

"Foreordination and Transcendence" Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Beijing

"First Sign Contemporary Arts Invitational Exhibition", Beijing, China.

"5×7 Frame Decides the Attitude Biennial", Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, China




  • Pickup Location: China
  • Shipping Dimensions: 23.6 x 72.8 in. (59.94 x 184.91 cm.)
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