"Warrior on Donkey" by Liu Zheng

1995
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Dimensions
W: 18.0" H: 18.0"
Materials
Paper
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DDP006T
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$750

Chinese photographer Liu Zheng began traveling throughout China in 1994, eager to present a comprehensive view of Chinese society at a moment of great social and cultural change. The resulting series “The Chinese,” culled from some 10,000 photographs, presents a people negotiating traditional culture amidst rapid modernization, from the wealthiest members of society to those living on the fringe. In this striking image from 1995, a traditional opera performer in full makeup and costume sits poised upon a donkey relieving himself in the middle of the street. Juxtaposed by young man in street clothes and a graffiti-covered wall, the crass scene captures a collision of cultural norms that continue to shape a growing China.

Silver gelatin photograph. Unframed.

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