Lot 228 Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Pure Land

LI Chen (Taiwanese, 1963)

1998

Bronze, edition no. 5/8

130(L) x 41(W) x 75(H) cm

Estimate

TWD 7,000,000-9,000,000

HKD 1,955,000-2,514,000

USD 251,300-323,200

CNY 1,632,000-2,098,000

Sold Price

TWD 7,800,000

HKD 2,191,011

USD 281,385

CNY 1,793,103


Signature

Engraved Li Chen in English and Chinese, numbered 5/8, dated 1998

This lot is to be sold with a certificate of authenticity issued by Asia Art Center, Taipei.

+ OVERVIEW

Owing to Li Chen’s rebirth of energy in a spiritual form, the sculpture is highlighted in an exaggerated and lacquered black object to display a sweet, romantic, joyful, and satisfactory spiritual concept. Hence, despite Li’s art is in gigantic form, but never heavy but flowing in the sky to transmit a “heavy and light” feeling, and a perfect fusion of spiritual energy and material energy. Li Chen’s art, determined to break from the traditional thousand-year religious Buddhist formality of its structures, results in transforming Tang Dynasty’s Buddhist round and complete figurative sculpture and the Song Dynasty’s beautiful spirit and unique characteristics into simplistic sculpture’s smiling face and lines. In addition, Li obtains the cultural elements from the 5000 years of Chinese history, such as spirits, Buddha, dragon, fables, and legends, blending contemporary artistic elements and materials into fusion of tradition and modernity. Hence, Li’s work displays an unprecedented unique style and panorama to endow the Eastern sculpture with a new life.
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Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Sunday, December 5, 2021, 12:00am