Property Sold to Benefit the Nepal Youth Foundation
UNTITLED (RECLINING FIGURE)
oil on canvas
signed in Chinese
Executed circa 1995.
130 by 96.5 公分，51¼by 38 英寸
框：136.2 by 103 公分，53⅝by 40½英寸
130 by 96.5 cm; 51¼ by 38 in.
framed: 136.2 by 103 cm; 53⅝ by 40½ in.
Scattered light abrasions and handling marks at the four corners and edges of the work. There is evidence of craquelure across the surface of the canvas. A vertical scratch is visible in the lower right part. One yellow accretion at the lower right corner of the work. An L-shaped linear accretion on the figurer's right leg. Under UV light examination, there is evidence of scattered fluorescing areas across the canvas. Framed.
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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
尼泊爾青年基金會旨在為尼泊爾貧困兒童帶來希望和機會，讓他們享有每個孩子都該有的基本權利：醫療護理、教育和安全環境。 基金會其中一個重點關注對象是被販賣作奴隸的Kamlari 女孩。在尼泊爾西部Dang 地區，許多塔魯族（Tharu）原住民過著農奴般的生活。他們生活貧困，苦無出路，被逼將女兒賣到遠離家鄉的人家做傭工，或賣給茶館做洗碗工，其中一些女孩年紀僅得六歲。
在過去二十年，尼泊爾青年基金會及創辦人Olga Murray 拯救了20,000個女孩，他們通過概念新穎的計劃、引起社會關注，最終成功爭取廢除Kamlari 販賣制度。尼泊爾青年基金會現正開展一個全新計劃——為獲救的Kamlari女孩提供住宿，讓她們留在加德滿都，在基金會的職業教育和就業資訊中心（VECC）接受培訓。VECC為兒童提供20種不同工作的培訓課程，為他們提供就業指導，並協助他們在完成培訓後尋找工作。
Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF) offers hope and opportunity to Nepal’s most impoverished children by providing them what is every child’s birth right: vital healthcare, education and a safe environment. One of the areas of focus for NYF has been Kamlari girls – girls effectively sold as slaves. In the Dang District in western Nepal, many indigenous families from the Tharu ethnic group subsist as farm laborers. Unable to make ends meet, they have been forced into a desperate trade of selling their daughters to work far from home as bonded servants in private homes or as dishwashers in tea houses. Some of these children are as young as six.
Over 20 years, NYF and its founder Olga Murray have rescued 20,000 girls and succeeded in virtually eradicating the Kamlari practice, through innovative programs and awareness raising. NYF is now embarking on a new project – building a lodge for rescued Kamlari girls so that they can stay in Kathmandu and take up training through NYF’s Vocational Education and Career Counseling Center (VECC). The VECC sponsors children in training programs for 20 different careers, supports them through the career decision process and helps them to find employment following the completion of their training.
Thanks to a generous donation, NYF is able to buy land next to the VECC for the lodge, however funds are still desperately needed for the construction and fit-out of the lodge. So, please help NYF to help these girls have a brighter future.