Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ecstasy of Love No. 11 - 4

Wang Qiang
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 in. (60.96 x 60.96 cm.)

Estimate: US$8,000–10,000
Opening Bid: US$7,200 

This is one of Wang Qiang's latest pieces. It depicts a still-life of strings of pearls, meditation beads, and gems that act together as a visual metaphor for the feeling of passionate love. I chose this piece because at first I thought it was a photograph. It is nicely done, and after reading into the meaning behind the piece, the colors and composition make sense. I also enjoy the round frame as opposed to the usual square/rectangle one seen in many other pieces.

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