Sheng Qi - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, November 17, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    After the Tiananmen incident of 1989, Sheng Qi cut off the little finger of his left hand and buried it in a flowerpot in China before his self-exile in Europe. His iconic photographs of his mutilated hand, bearing old photographs of his family and other Chinese hallmarks, are now internationally recognized symbols for social and artistic oppression. The artist's new series of paintings, from which the present lot is featured, depicts recent events based on images from Chinese newspapers. The Chinese characters read "Celebrating fifty years of the Red Army of the People's Republic of China."


Parade nº 2

Oil on canvas.
118 1/8 x 78 3/4 in. (300 x 200 cm).

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $24,000

Contemporary Art Part II

17 Nov 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York