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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    New York, Chambers Fine Art, Hong Hao’s Reading Room, March 3–April 10, 2004

  • Catalogue Essay

    The artist's "Spring Festival Over the River" series interposes images of modern-day Beijing with the masterpiece of the same name by Zhang Zeduan, the Song dynasty (960-1279) court painter. Zhang's work, which is painted on a silk handscroll, depicts daily life in the ancient Chinese capital of Kaifeng during the Qingming Festival. It is one of only a few paintings from the former imperial collection that the Kuomintang did not move to Taiwan and that remain today in the People's Republic of China. Hong's photographs depict a different type of daily life in modern Beijing. They are taken from inside a car, capturing a typical journey along Beijing's main thoroughfares past towering construction sites.

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Spring Festival on the River #1

2000
Wooden album cover and color photographs with silk box.
Album: 14 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 2 in. (37.2 x 32.1 x 5.1 cm); album extended: 14 5/8 x 500 in. (36.8 x 1270 cm); box: 16 x 13 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (40.6 x 34.9 x 6.4 cm).
Signed and titled in Chinese characters; signed and titled again and numbered of 12 and dated "Spring Festival on the River No. 1 Hong Hao 2000" lower right of page three. This work is from an edition of 12.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

17 Nov 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York