Lot 7010
Lot Has Ended


Girl Gazing On Tiananmen
Price Realised: USD 10000.00
Estimate : USD 4,000 - 6,000


Girl Gazing On Tiananmen
signed in Chinese, signed and dated 'ZHANG Hui. 2007.' (lower right); signed and titled in Chinese, signed, titled, and dated 'BEI JING WA WA ZHANG Hui 2007.' (on reverse)
oil on canvas
150.1 x 200.4 cm. (59⅛ x 78⅞ in.)
Executed in 2006

Please note this lot is the property of a private consignor.


Lillian Heidenberg Fine Art, New York, USA
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot Notes


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This work is not framed. There is a small, dark abrasion along the upper edge close to the upper left corner. There is a light soiling mark along the left side of the work. There are a few small dark pinpoint accretions on the face of the figure, likely due to the artist's working method. There is a small dark accretion in the lower left quadrant. There is light wear to the lower right corner. There is a small white accretion to the left of the center of the work. When examined under ultraviolet light, no inpainting is apparent.

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Lot Essay

In her works, Zhang Hui focuses on the experiences of young women in the China’s capital. An interesting hybrid of images of Chinese cinema heroines from the 30s, representations of women during the Cultural Revolution and advertisements from contemporary fashion magazines, her portrayal of Beijing women illustrates their search for identity in a changing nation.

In this painting, Zhang’s signature baby-faced girl looks over Tiananmen square, a place of significance in both contemporary and ancient history. This work is thus a thought-provoking representation of young Chinese women’s complex social and political status.

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