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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    H. Hong, Hong Hao, Beijing, 2004, p. 105 (illustrated); H. Wu, Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art, New York, 2006, p. 44 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    In this [Selected Scriptures] series of works, I have tried to create an old, oft-read book. Every individual work within the series presents only two leaves of this open book. The first work appeared as a single book page and was created in 1988. I was stil la student at the academy at this time. In this particular work I portrayed the image of the “White Haired Girl” a charcter from a well known revolutionary model opera. I depicted her in a way reminiscent of ancient classical silk books. The juxtaposition and potential shock effect brought about by content unrelated to form fascinated me. I am interested in the surreal space that derives from this combination.

    H. Hong, Hong Hao, Beijing, p. 106


Selected Scriptures I: Drawing of a Revolutionary Modern Opera

Silkscreen print with graphite and ink on paper.
17 x 28 in. (43.2 x 71.1 cm).
Titled “Selected Scriptures I: Drawing of a Revolutionary Modern Opera [in Chinese]” and numbered of 12 along central lower edge; also signed and dated “Hong Hao [in Chinese] 1988.7” lower right. This work is from an edition of 12.

£8,000 - 12,000 

China Avant-Garde: The Farber Collection

The Farber Collection
13 October 2007, 7pm