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Comrades with Red Baby (from Bloodline series), 2006

Print

Lithograph in colours on cotton fibre paper

30.98 x 37.52 in

78.7 x 95.3 cm

Edition of 130

Signed and numbered in pencil along lower margins

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    About The Work

    Inspired by family photos from the Cultural Revolution period, as well as the European tradition of surrealism, Zhang Xiaogang’s paintings engage with the notion of identity within the Chinese culture of collectivism. Basing his work around the concept of ‘family’ –immediate, extended, and societal – Xiaogang’s portraits depict an endless genealogy of imagined forebears and progenitors, each unnervingly similar and distinguished by minute difference.

    Drawing from the generic quality of formal photo studio poses and greyscale palette, Xiaogang’s figures are nameless and timeless: a series of individual histories represented within the strict confines of formula. The occasional splotches of color which interrupt his images create aberrant demarcations, reminiscent of birthmarks, aged film, social stigma, or a lingering sense of the sitter’s self-assertion.

    Courtesy of Contemporary Editions 

    About Zhang Xiaogang

    From The Magazine

    • Very good with a crease in centre of the left edge of the print and folder, slight creases on the corners and foxing across the back upper edge of the folder

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