Cui Xiuwen - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, November 17, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Q. Zhu, ed., Chinese Avant-Garde Photography Since 1990, Guangdong, 2004, pp. 312-313 (illustrated); A. Albertini and P. Marella, eds., Out of the Red: The New Emerging Generation of Chinese Photographers, Milan, 2004, pp. 42-43 (illustrated); J. Shaofeng and Wangfeng, eds., 1979-2004 China Avant-Garde Art, Beijing, 2006, p. 335 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "To me, the red scarf represents a period in my memory, a mark of belonging to a certain generation, the desire to gain honor, the exciting and yet unsettling sentiment of being urged on by the martyrs who created the People's Republic, and even more so, the doubt and quest to identify the relationship between individual and group. The white shirt was always so white, white even in dreams, and yet it also created the pressure that was not exactly so white and pure. The color of history is fading, people age, memory becomes vague and unreliable. In the Last Supper, people always ask which one is Judas. I believe that Judas is each and everyone of us." (Cui Xiuwen, artist's statement)


The Three Realms (Sanjie)

Digitally manipulated chromogenic print.
38 1/4 x 219 1/2 in. (97.2 x 557.5 cm).
Signed, titled, numbered of six and dated ""Sanjie" CUI XIUMEN 2005.12" on the reverse. This work is from an edition of six.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $33,600

Contemporary Art Part II

17 Nov 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York