Wu Guan Zhong
(1919 - 2010, Chinese)
The Urban Net
created in 2000
lithograph on rice paper, no. 80/100
69 x 138.5 cm
signed on lower left in chinese characters, stamped with artist’s seal, numbered '80 / 100'
S$ 1,800 - 2,800
US$ 1,350 - 2,100
This lot is accompanied with collection certificate from Beijing Ever Bright Culture and Art Development Ltd. Certificate signed by Wu Guan Zhong.
Pick up point: Singapore
Ships sail on the Tai Lake. There are a lot of block triangular flags on the water, just like crows which have lost their ways. These black triangular flags are not crows but signals indicating the nets under the water. They really damage the scenery of the Lake. There are no longer beautiful feelings when sailing on the Lake. Fishes can not swim freely for fear of getting into the nets. The fishes and shrimps are now having a hard life.
In the cities, there are a lot of buildings, reflecting the rich material life of the urban people. However, this can not cover up the hardships of the people’s life, the merciless competition among them, just like the fishes and shrimp. Now, the urban people have fallen into the metropolitan nets and life-seeking nets.
The lithograph and paper are in good condition. There is no sign of foxing, tearing or watermark on the paper. The lithograph is offered without frame.
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