Looking Through The Glass

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  • Literature

    Harper’s Bazaar China, December 2015, pp. 286-287

  • Catalogue Essay

    Fashion, photography and traditional Chinese painting seamlessly merge in these striking images created by Sun Jun for the December 2015 issue of Harper’s Bazaar China, featuring Chinese supermodel Liu Wen. In this unique diptych, imbued with a visual sensibility that is distinctively Chinese, the elegant figure of Liu Wen is delineated against a textured background. The tasselled fans with their fine embroidery of natural motifs reinforce a sense of a timeless aesthetic. This diptych represents Sun Jun’s unique image-making process whereby the photograph is superimposed with hand-drawn elements. One of China’s leading artists in fashion, Sun Jun began learning the art of traditional Chinese painting at the young age of seven. A graduate of China Academy of Art, the Shanghai-based artist collaborates regularly with such leading publications as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and L'Officiel.

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ULTIMATE EDITORIAL

Sun Jun

Looking Through The Glass

2015
Chromogenic diptych, flush-mounted.
Each image: 76.2 x 50.9 cm (30 x 20 in.)
Each frame: 86.4 x 61 cm (34 x 24 in.)

Signed in ink, printed title, date and 'unique' on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work.

These images have been printed and released as a unique work exclusively for ULTIMATE.

Please note that the artist’s name appears in Chinese order with the surname before the forename.

Estimate
£7,000 - 9,000 

sold for £8,125

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Photographs

London Auction 16 May 2019