Liu Xiaodong

Chinese, b. 1963

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Liu Xiaodong

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Chinese, b. 1963

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Towards South No.28, 2014
Sold on Aug 17, 2020
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Watercolor on paper
50.0 x 50.0 cm
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Aug 17, 2020
China Guardian
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Signed in Chinese, dated 2014LITERATUREALL-ROUND LIU XIAODONG 1978-2018, P798, LIAONING Fine Arts Publishing House, Jan 2019
Towards South No.28, 2014
Watercolor on paper
Aug 17, 2020
China Guardian
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50.0 x 50.0 cm
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Aug 17, 2020
China Guardian
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Signed in Chinese, dated 2014LITERATUREALL-ROUND LIU XIAODONG 1978-2018, P798, LIAONING Fine Arts Publishing House, Jan 2019
CNY ¥5,520,000
Spring Ease, 1993
Sold on Aug 17, 2020
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Oil on canvas
172.0 x 157.0 cm
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CNY ¥5,520,000
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Aug 17, 2020
China Guardian
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Signed in Chinese, dated 1993 (upper left)LITERATUREWorks of Liu Xiaodong 1990-2000 Exhibition Catalogue, P53, CAFA Art Museum,2000;Selected Works of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Collected by Belgian Mr. and Mrs. Ullens, P144-145&179, The Palace Museum, Beijing, 2002;ALL-ROUND LIU XIAODONG 1978-2018, P200, LIAONING Fine Arts Publishing House, Jan 2019. EXHIBITEDWorks of Liu Xiaodong 1990-2000,CAFA Art Museum,Beijing,18-25 Sept 2000.The item is held under the bonded status,please check the NOTICE ON AUCTION OF BONDED LOTS in this catalogue for details.As the leader of the New Generation,Liu Xiaodong,with his unique perspective,first made an accurate depiction of the overall mental state and realistic situation of his generation. Thus,his status as a representative painter in the New Generation has been established. Liu Xiaodong came on the stage in the transition of Chinese contemporary art from the 1980s to the 1990s. Compared with the trendy paintings in the 1980s,his observation point is not only closer to life,but concentrates on the“nobody”in the society. From a“close-up”perspective,he presented their various life and realistic situations on the canvas using realistic techniques,reminding people to focus on reality,which constituted the living landscape of contemporary society. In his works,the reality of the individual is closely connected with the absurdity of the times. Every ordinary character attached great importance to life in his works to varying degrees,demonstrating his typical significance as a new generation of painters.In the early works,Liu Xiaodong likes to start with daily life trivia and close characters,which is common to the New Generation artists. He grasped the real feelings in his life to create art,projecting a certain emotionality and conceptuality from the starting point of a very practical and specific person or event. In this regard,the writer Acheng said:“Liu Xiaodong has a very strong intuition that can grasp the essence of things in an instant. No one in the artist can surpass him in this animal intuition.”Chen Danqing,an artist with great practical skills,also emphasized that Liu Xiaodong's endowment lies in“watching the world like an animal. The animal's gaze is ignorant,innocent,ruthless,and indifferent. There is no opinion and no so-called culture. He is always watching,and is as sensitive as animals.”He wanted to draw something like the“human genealogy”. By depicting people who are sitting or standing,embracing,alienating,or embarrassing,he expressed the living conditions of people in the contemporary social context,leaving artistic evidence of rich aesthetic value for history..Leisure Time in Spring was created in 1993 and is an extremely important representative work of Liu Xiaodong in the 1990s. It is also the first work of Chinese contemporary artist collected by the Ullens and his wife,which witnessed their original intention of collecting Chinese contemporary art. This work takes the artist's lover Yu Hong as the object of expression. It is an artist's very private and personal work in the early days. The year of 1993 has a very special meaning for Liu Xiaodong,because this year,he and Yu Hong,a couple of campus lovers for many years,got married in the United States. His trip to the United States also confirmed his confidence in basing in China to develop his own paintings as a Chinese artist.In Leisure Time in Spring,Yu Hong sat leisurely on the wicker chair in the field,gazing at artists/viewers outside the picture. Liu Xiaodong captured this moving moment. The light by nightfall brings a soft warmth to the picture,overflowing with a warm and sweet atmosphere,expressing the artist's warm love for his lover.In terms of style,this work can be regarded as a continuation of the New Generation,but the overall feeling of the picture is gradually relaxing compared with before. The speed of using the pen is significantly accelerated,the strokes are strengthened,the accumulation is reduced,the randomness of the color and image becomes more obvious,which tends to be achieved“only once”. Liu Xiaodong believes that“painting is an autobiographical process,secret and fragile,afraid of being disturbed and afraid of being exposed”. Leisure Time in Spring can be said to be an intimate dialogue between the artist and his lover,witnessing their unswerving love.
Spring Ease, 1993
Oil on canvas
Aug 17, 2020
China Guardian
CNY ¥5,520,000
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172.0 x 157.0 cm
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Aug 17, 2020
China Guardian
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CNY ¥5,520,000
Description
Signed in Chinese, dated 1993 (upper left)LITERATUREWorks of Liu Xiaodong 1990-2000 Exhibition Catalogue, P53, CAFA Art Museum,2000;Selected Works of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Collected by Belgian Mr. and Mrs. Ullens, P144-145&179, The Palace Museum, Beijing, 2002;ALL-ROUND LIU XIAODONG 1978-2018, P200, LIAONING Fine Arts Publishing House, Jan 2019. EXHIBITEDWorks of Liu Xiaodong 1990-2000,CAFA Art Museum,Beijing,18-25 Sept 2000.The item is held under the bonded status,please check the NOTICE ON AUCTION OF BONDED LOTS in this catalogue for details.As the leader of the New Generation,Liu Xiaodong,with his unique perspective,first made an accurate depiction of the overall mental state and realistic situation of his generation. Thus,his status as a representative painter in the New Generation has been established. Liu Xiaodong came on the stage in the transition of Chinese contemporary art from the 1980s to the 1990s. Compared with the trendy paintings in the 1980s,his observation point is not only closer to life,but concentrates on the“nobody”in the society. From a“close-up”perspective,he presented their various life and realistic situations on the canvas using realistic techniques,reminding people to focus on reality,which constituted the living landscape of contemporary society. In his works,the reality of the individual is closely connected with the absurdity of the times. Every ordinary character attached great importance to life in his works to varying degrees,demonstrating his typical significance as a new generation of painters.In the early works,Liu Xiaodong likes to start with daily life trivia and close characters,which is common to the New Generation artists. He grasped the real feelings in his life to create art,projecting a certain emotionality and conceptuality from the starting point of a very practical and specific person or event. In this regard,the writer Acheng said:“Liu Xiaodong has a very strong intuition that can grasp the essence of things in an instant. No one in the artist can surpass him in this animal intuition.”Chen Danqing,an artist with great practical skills,also emphasized that Liu Xiaodong's endowment lies in“watching the world like an animal. The animal's gaze is ignorant,innocent,ruthless,and indifferent. There is no opinion and no so-called culture. He is always watching,and is as sensitive as animals.”He wanted to draw something like the“human genealogy”. By depicting people who are sitting or standing,embracing,alienating,or embarrassing,he expressed the living conditions of people in the contemporary social context,leaving artistic evidence of rich aesthetic value for history..Leisure Time in Spring was created in 1993 and is an extremely important representative work of Liu Xiaodong in the 1990s. It is also the first work of Chinese contemporary artist collected by the Ullens and his wife,which witnessed their original intention of collecting Chinese contemporary art. This work takes the artist's lover Yu Hong as the object of expression. It is an artist's very private and personal work in the early days. The year of 1993 has a very special meaning for Liu Xiaodong,because this year,he and Yu Hong,a couple of campus lovers for many years,got married in the United States. His trip to the United States also confirmed his confidence in basing in China to develop his own paintings as a Chinese artist.In Leisure Time in Spring,Yu Hong sat leisurely on the wicker chair in the field,gazing at artists/viewers outside the picture. Liu Xiaodong captured this moving moment. The light by nightfall brings a soft warmth to the picture,overflowing with a warm and sweet atmosphere,expressing the artist's warm love for his lover.In terms of style,this work can be regarded as a continuation of the New Generation,but the overall feeling of the picture is gradually relaxing compared with before. The speed of using the pen is significantly accelerated,the strokes are strengthened,the accumulation is reduced,the randomness of the color and image becomes more obvious,which tends to be achieved“only once”. Liu Xiaodong believes that“painting is an autobiographical process,secret and fragile,afraid of being disturbed and afraid of being exposed”. Leisure Time in Spring can be said to be an intimate dialogue between the artist and his lover,witnessing their unswerving love.
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Prostitutes No. 9, 2001
Sold on Jul 11, 2020
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oil on canvas
137.0 x 152.0 cm
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Jul 11, 2020
Christie's
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Prostitutes No. 9, 2001
oil on canvas
Jul 11, 2020
Christie's
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137.0 x 152.0 cm
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Jul 11, 2020
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HKD $625,000
Xiao Lin and Ann, 1995
Sold on Jul 11, 2020
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oil on canvas
96.5 x 76.5 cm
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HKD $625,000
Auction Sale
Jul 11, 2020
Christie's
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Xiao Lin and Ann, 1995
oil on canvas
Jul 11, 2020
Christie's
HKD $625,000
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96.5 x 76.5 cm
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Jul 11, 2020
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HKD $625,000
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Pink Phoenix, 2011
Sold on Jul 3, 2020
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oil on canvas
200 x 200cm
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Jul 3, 2020
Christie's
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LIU XIAODONG (B. 1963) _Pink Phoenix _ signed in Chinese and dated '11' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'Pink Phoenix 2011 Liu Xiaodong', signed and titled again in Chinese (on the reverse) oil on canvas 78 ¾ x 78 ¾in. (200 x 200cm.) Painted in 2011
Pink Phoenix, 2011
oil on canvas
Jul 3, 2020
Christie's
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200 x 200cm
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Jul 3, 2020
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LIU XIAODONG (B. 1963) _Pink Phoenix _ signed in Chinese and dated '11' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'Pink Phoenix 2011 Liu Xiaodong', signed and titled again in Chinese (on the reverse) oil on canvas 78 ¾ x 78 ¾in. (200 x 200cm.) Painted in 2011
HKD $2,500,000
A FIELD, 1999
Sold on Oct 7, 2019
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oil on canvas
200.0 x 200.0 cm
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HKD $2,500,000
Auction Sale
Oct 7, 2019
Sotheby's
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A FIELD, 1999
oil on canvas
Oct 7, 2019
Sotheby's
HKD $2,500,000
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200.0 x 200.0 cm
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Oct 7, 2019
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HKD $2,500,000
CNY ¥11,270,000
Resting, 1988
Sold on Jun 3, 2019
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Oil on canvas
120.0 x 138.0 cm
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CNY ¥11,270,000
Auction Sale
Jun 3, 2019
China Guardian
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Resting, 1988
Oil on canvas
Jun 3, 2019
China Guardian
CNY ¥11,270,000
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120.0 x 138.0 cm
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Jun 3, 2019
China Guardian
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CNY ¥11,270,000
HKD $750,000
The Grandson, 2009
Sold on May 26, 2019
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signed in Chinese and dated '09' (lower left); signed, titled and inscribed ‘Liu Xiaodong The grandson 100 x 90 cm oil on linen’ (on the reverse)
100 x 90 cm
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HKD $750,000
Auction Sale
May 26, 2019
Christie's
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LIU XIAODONG (CHINA, B. 1963) _The Grandson _ signed in Chinese and dated '09' (lower left); signed, titled and inscribed ‘Liu Xiaodong The grandson 100 x 90 cm oil on linen’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 100 x 90 cm. (39 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.) Executed in 2009
The Grandson, 2009
signed in Chinese and dated '09' (lower left); signed, titled and inscribed ‘Liu Xiaodong The grandson 100 x 90 cm oil on linen’ (on the reverse)
May 26, 2019
Christie's
HKD $750,000
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100 x 90 cm
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May 26, 2019
Christie's
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HKD $750,000
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LIU XIAODONG (CHINA, B. 1963) _The Grandson _ signed in Chinese and dated '09' (lower left); signed, titled and inscribed ‘Liu Xiaodong The grandson 100 x 90 cm oil on linen’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 100 x 90 cm. (39 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.) Executed in 2009
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Mountain Inwang, 2008
Sold on May 25, 2019
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oil on canvas
200 x 200 cm
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Auction Sale
May 25, 2019
Christie's
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LIU XIAODONG (CHINA, B. 1963) _Mountain Inwang_ signed in Chinese, dated ‘08’ (lower right); signed and titled in Chinese, dated and inscribed ‘2008.7 Seoul 200 x 200 cm’ (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 200 x 200 cm. (78 3/4 x 78 3/4 in.) Painted in 2008
Mountain Inwang, 2008
oil on canvas
May 25, 2019
Christie's
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200 x 200 cm
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May 25, 2019
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LIU XIAODONG (CHINA, B. 1963) _Mountain Inwang_ signed in Chinese, dated ‘08’ (lower right); signed and titled in Chinese, dated and inscribed ‘2008.7 Seoul 200 x 200 cm’ (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 200 x 200 cm. (78 3/4 x 78 3/4 in.) Painted in 2008
HKD $562,500
CHAOTIC MESS 2, 2011
Sold on Apr 1, 2019
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paintings
38.0 x 33.0 cm
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HKD $562,500
Auction Sale
Apr 1, 2019
Sotheby's
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CHAOTIC MESS 2, 2011
paintings
Apr 1, 2019
Sotheby's
HKD $562,500
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38.0 x 33.0 cm
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Apr 1, 2019
Sotheby's
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HKD $562,500
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