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"Famous Flower 1932" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Famous Flower 1932" (上海花后1932)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, one-way glass, stainless steel frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 60(W)×60(H)×9(D) cm | 23.7(W)×23.7(H)×3.6(D) inches
TECH SPECS 3×MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)

UNCRATED: 17.5 kg | 38.5 lb • CRATED: 34 kg |75 lb


72(W)×72(H)×25(D) cm | 28.4(W)×28.3(H)×10(D) inches

EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Goddamned Shanghai" & "Sin City - Impressions of Shanghai" at TBC
CREDITS Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Nicole Skorik (performance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (video assistant) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Tanguy Laurent (video) • Jack Mur (video) • Katharina Droste (video assistant)

Among the luscious lovelies of the 1930s Shanghai’s streets, the Famous Flowers were recognized as the most beautiful maidens, available only for a handsome price. Also known as the Sing Song girls, these beauties would sing for their lovers, hoping they would be taken on as concubines - jewels and all fully endorsed. They became such an institution, a foreigner-dedicated magazine would allow readers to vote for their favorite Famous Flower. The most popular would be awarded the coveted honor of gracing the cover of the magazine for a very special edition. The lucky Flower would then be propelled to the status of a local celebrity… until the next year, when it’d be back to the cabaret stage for her. [Jack Mur & Katharina Droste]

STATUS Available. Please contact Tally Beck Contemporary(New York)
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