Yang Qian, Chinese (b 1959) is creating a great deal of excitement in Sothebys and Christies sales in Asia, and astute collectors here are beginning to take notice. This particular original signed work is my favorite of everything I have seen of his work. It is sensual and meaningful and mysterious. In 1814, the masterpiece "Grande Odalisque" was painted by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. There have been other paintings loosely fashioned after it, but I believe none have reached the depth and intrigue until this very large creation of Yang Qian. Sotheby's estimated this particular painting for $20,000 to $30,000 in 2008. Yong Qian's high public sales price was $161,000.00.
Title: "Odalisque Now"
Medium: Pastel on paper.
Size: 34 Inches Tall and 45 Inches Wide. Framed 46 1/2 Inches Tall and 57 Inches Wide.
Signed: Upper Left.
Condition: Good to Very Good.
Yang Qian (Chinese, b.1959) was born in Chengdu, China, and is a member of the first generation of Contemporary artists from Mainland China. Yang attended the Sichuan Fine Art Institute from 1982 to 1984, before obtaining an MFA at the University of Florida, in the United States in 1988. He has held multiple teaching positions, and his work has been exhibited internationally at such institutions as the National Museum of China, Beijing; the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; and the Czech National Art Museum, Prague. Yang now lives and works in Beijing.
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