Zhang Xiaogang

Baby in a Sailor Suit

Zhang Xiaogang

Baby in a Sailor Suit

Price: $4,500.00

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Details

Technique:
Lithograph
Year:
2009
Edition Size:
130
Dimensions:
120.0 x 80.0 cm (47.2 x 31.5 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

"Baby in a Sailor Suit" belongs to the set of twenty lithographs from "The Storyteller's Enchantments of Zhang Xiaogang", which comes as a limited edition of 132 rare books.The lithographs from the set were inspired by the old family photos and represent Xiaogang's Family and Bloodlines series, where the artist explores the concept of family and collectivism in the Chinese society.

"You have to use your imagination to conjure how it was before all this."

Zhang Xiaogang

"Baby in a Sailor Suit" represents a child, in an intimate yet detached pose, impersonal yet moving and nostalgic. By employing intimate subject matter related to the changing appearance of Chinese “middle class” families, the artist has opened a window whereby Chinese people might reflect upon their recent history and their future.

About the Artist

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Zhang Xiaogang (born 1958, Kunming, China) is a Chinese symbolist and surrealist painter. He is famous with his Bloodline series, where mostly monochromatic, stylized portraits of Chinese people are presented as part of the artist's exploration of the 'family' concept.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Lithography

Lithography literally means “stone drawing". This type of print is typically made by drawing or painting onto the surface of a limestone using a greasy crayon or liquid wash and is best known for its flat painterly surface.