Gallery Hyundai, Seoul Acquired from the above by the present owner
Seoul, Gallery Hyundai, Zeng Fanzhi, 1989-2007, March 2007
All the individuals that Zeng describes as having an ideal, as aspiring to a more exciting life, or having a more elevated image of the world are endowed with this upward pulling effect. The majority of the people whose portraits he paints are given this upward current, which symbolises the elevation of their soul. - Henry Perier
This work is in very good condition. There is very minor handling marks to the edges and corners. There are pinpoint hole to the canvas on the lower right corner and slightly loose wearing to the bottom edge. No restoration when examined under ultraviolet light. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."