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.