• Zhong Cheng 2009 Autumn Auction
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    TANG DAXI (b.1936)

    Fierce General


    Signed Tang Daxi in Chinese With one seal of the artist

    Estimate TWD 800,000-900,000
    USD 25,000-28,100
    HKD 0-0

    Hammer Price TWD 767,000
    USD 23,969
    HKD 0




Exposition:Description:One of Ten Pieces

“Fierce General” was erected at Guangzhou People’s Park in 1987. Zhang Ji-Shing was a heroine who held her head high despite the persecution that had been imposed on her during the “Cultural Revolution. “The agile and masculine girl without clothing holding a bow and arrow on a stallion” was created in her image. This sculpture is considered a milestone in China despite its controversy. The girl is armed with a bow and arrow and her eyes glow while galloping on the horse. The stallion neighs like an out-of-body experience. The arrow is shot and blazes through time and space. “Fierce General” was exhibited at Guangdong Exhibition and was chosen as the cover for the then popular “Flower City” and “Work Collection” Magazine. “Fierce General” is the “breakthrough” in the sculpture circle as nudity appeared for the first time. It is a pioneering form of art that challenges conservatism and calls out for change.


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