LI Tianbing (1974-) Chinese

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LI Tianbing (1974-) Chinese
Beizitou #4, 2003 Inscribed, dated and signed 'enfant I 2003 Tianbing Li' (on the reverse) Oil on canvas - Huile sur toile 55 x 46 cm - 21.6 x 18.1 in. AED 36,700 - 44,100 Provenance Private collection Exhibited Zurich, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Tianbing Li: Beizitou, Portraits of a 100 children, Oct. 5-Nov. 11, 2006 New York, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Tianbing Li's solo exhibition Brand New Works, 2006 Public notes The series follows on his previous Beizitou-one hundred children series, in which lone children are portrayed in a similar though more closely-cropped manner in remembrance of China's one-child policy and that deprivations of that era. The title is ironic in that Beizitou is a tradition Chinese motif in which group of joyful babies is depicted at play as a sign of prosperity and happiness (...) Cited in Randy Rosen 'To arrive where we started and know the place for the first time' published in conjunction with the exhibition Li Tianbing: Beizitou-one hundred children, Zurich, 2007.
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