Liu Wenxi (b. 1933) Young Tai Woman
Lot 1288
Liu Wenxi (b. 1933) Young Tai Woman
Sold for US$ 40,000 inc. premium
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Lot Details
Property from various owners
Liu Wenxi (b. 1933)
Young Tai Woman
Ink and color on paper, mounted; inscribed with the title Tai zu xiao gu niang, dated yi jiu ba ba nian si yue (fourth month of 1988) and signed Wenxi with one seal of the artist reading Liu Wenxi and one other seal.
26 5/8 x 18in (67.7 x 45.7cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    a private collection, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Exhibited:
    The Barr Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 1988

    Liu Wenxi is the founder of the Huangtu (Yellow Earth) school of modern painting, whose adherents claim inspiration from numerous visits to Northern Shaanxi province to observe and paint the hardworking peasants and the heroic landscape. The inscription on this colorful sketch indicates that Liu painted this young woman of the Tai Ethnic Minority from memory, based on a previous trip to Xishuangbanna Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan province.
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