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Liu Xiaodong

Boys in the bathhouse no. 5, 2000

Acrylic on paper laid on canvas
53 9/10 × 53 9/10 in
137 × 137 cm
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Liu Xiaodong is one of China’s foremost contemporary painters. As massive …

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Liu Xiaodong is one of China’s foremost contemporary painters. As massive social, industrial, and geographical change came post-Cultural Revolution, so did a “New Generation” of figurative painters aiming to combat the outdated aesthetics of Socialist-Realism. Liu Xiaodong uses Neo-Realism, often …

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Signed and dated 'Xiaodong [in Chinese] 00' lower right
Liu Xiaodong
Chinese, b. 1963
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Liu Xiaodong paints spontaneously from snapshots of friends, family, and everyday life, and is known for his strong brushwork, precise figuration, and rich colors. Early in his career, Liu emphasized scenery and traditional brushwork to create the most realistic realizations of his subjects possible; however, he eventually discarded this practice for cropped framing, unusual perspective, and the use of color to heighten emotion. He is strongly influenced by the paintings of Lucien Freud.

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From the Catalogue:
Liu Xiaodong is one of China’s foremost contemporary painters. As massive …

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From the Catalogue:
Liu Xiaodong is one of China’s foremost contemporary painters. As massive social, industrial, and geographical change came post-Cultural Revolution, so did a “New Generation” of figurative painters aiming to combat the outdated aesthetics of Socialist-Realism. Liu Xiaodong uses Neo-Realism, often …

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Signed and dated 'Xiaodong [in Chinese] 00' lower right
Liu Xiaodong
Chinese, b. 1963
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Liu Xiaodong paints spontaneously from snapshots of friends, family, and everyday life, and is known for his strong brushwork, precise figuration, and rich colors. Early in his career, Liu emphasized scenery and traditional brushwork to create the most realistic realizations of his subjects possible; however, he eventually discarded this practice for cropped framing, unusual perspective, and the use of color to heighten emotion. He is strongly influenced by the paintings of Lucien Freud.

Liu Xiaodong

Boys in the bathhouse no. 5, 2000

Acrylic on paper laid on canvas
53 9/10 × 53 9/10 in
137 × 137 cm
Bidding closed
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