One Child Policy Series: No. 10 and No. 22 Oil on canvas, both framed Signed Wang Jinsong in English Dated 1996 With a label of Schoeni Art Gallery Ltd and the number in the series on the reverse 38cm x 50cm (14 3/4in x 19 3/4in).
Provenance: Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong Private collection, New York
Exhibited: '8+8-1: Selected Paintings by 15 Contemporary Artists', Schoeni Art Gallery Ltd., Hong Kong, 20 June to 12 July 1997
Published: 8+8-1: Selected Paintings by 15 Contemporary Artists, Schoeni Art Gallery Ltd., Hong Kong, 1997, pp.14, 16 Zhang Qunsheng ed. Wang Jinsong: Watching from the Sidelines, Sichuan Fine Arts Publishing House, Chengdu, 2007, pp.114-115, 233
"It is a special cultural background that has made the 'Standard Family' a reality. The three person family, including one single child, is the motif of this series of paintings. Through multiple painting techniques each work depicts an example of this stereotyped model at a different point in their lives, giving each work their own sense of time. Careful observation of the life style, fashion and inherited features of each model family reveal their present and future situations.
I am accustomed to taking the role of the observer, paying attention to every fascinating and beautiful details of our reality.
When I paint I have a strange feeling!"
Wang Jinsong in 8+8-1: Selected Paintings by 15 Contemporary Artists, Schoeni Art Gallery Ltd., Hong Kong, 1997, p.17
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