Lot 159
  • 159

Liu Xiaodong

Estimate
2,800,000 - 3,500,000 HKD
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Description

  • Liu Xiaodong
  • Three Transsexuals
  • oil on canvas
signed in Chinese and dated 2001; signed in Pinyin and dated 2001 on the reverse, framed

Provenance

Galerie Loft, Paris

Exhibited

France, Paris, Galerie Loft, Des Prostituées, des travestis et des Hommes qui n'ont rien faire, November - December, 2001
France, Paris, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris - Pékin, October, 2002, p. 134

Literature

Jean-Marc Decrop, ed., Liu Xiaodong Red Flag, Map Book Publishing, Hong Kong, China, 2006, p. 70

Condition

This work is generally in good condition. Two vertical covered craquelures are blooming in the central right of the canvas (above the table). Two vertical extremely faint craquelures, no longer than 9 cm. long, in the central left of the painting, near the white underwear of the middle figure. Two vertical and extremely faint craquelures are located in the lower right quadrant. Overall, the work is in good condition. The work has been examined under UV and there is no evidence of restoration.
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