Chen Chunlin - Photographs London Thursday, November 5, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    The present work by Sichuan-based artist Chen Chunlin was created in a remote region of Shaanxi Province and is comprised of a chronological series of portraits taken in front of a white backdrop in the same location over the course of one day. For Lessons Learned in One Day, Chen travelled across China over several years in an attempt to study the changing face of contemporary Chinese society. Chen’s white backdrop partially isolates the subjects from their environment, inviting us to engage in a process of observation and comparison.



Mizhi, Northern Shaanxi Province, Hongyawa Village from Lessons Learned in One Day

Chromogenic print.
124.7 x 138.7 cm (49 1/8 x 54 5/8 in.) Overall 129.5 x 143.2 cm (50 7/8 x 56 3/8 in.)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number AP1 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

This work is AP1 from the sold-out edition of 5 + 1 AP.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £3,750

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London Auction 6 November 2015 2pm