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    lot 725 — Fashion, “Cliche distal perversions” (2021)

sold in slot Let experi­ments become attitude / THE FAIREST in auction Chapter 6
Concluded. 2021/9/25, 3 pm to 6 pm
sold
minimum price   450 €
price estimate   700 €
sale price   450 €

size   29.7 x 21 cm
edition   Unique
signature   Signed
frame   Framed
provenience   Artist
condition   Perfect
technique   Ink, acrylic and coloured pencil on paper⁠⁠

"Drawing from my own experiences as a transgender first generation Asian American immigrant and sex worker, each image is a reclamation of my given yet estranged Chinese culture. Through constant research I have gained a significant amount of knowledge regarding cultural symbols and mythos which I love incorporating into my work. Partially because these points of reference help provide me personal insight and feel like a reclamation of self, but also because I was purposely not taught Chinese and so I understand the value of pictorial language. I want to represent my experience—something still often misunderstood–as beautiful as I perceive it to be, in a format that is accessible to others. I want to create works akin to earlier Ming and Qing dynasty erotic art (much of which was largely lost during the cultural revolution) but dealing with 21st century understandings of sexuality and gender. Pornography is the portrayal of sexual content solely with the intent to sexually arouse —what I aspire to portray although sexual however, is predominantly emotional."


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