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"Many Men and One Lily" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Many Men and One Lily" (迷人的上海百合)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, one-way glass, teakwood 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
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)

UNCRATED: 17.9 kg | 39.5 lb • CRATED: 32.6 kg | 71.9 lb


72(W)×72(H)×22(D) cm | 28.4(W)×28.3(H)×8.6(D) inches

EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Goddamned Shanghai" & "The Rich and The Righteous"
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)

“The notorious White Flower of China. You've heard of me, and you always believe what you've heard.” Shanghai Express, 1932
The infamous courtesans of concession-era Shanghai were beautiful, glamorous sirens, desired by men and despised by women. Even back in the halcyon days of 1930s Shanghai, a breathtaking double standard existed which dictated that “good girls” became wives and “naughty girls” could only aspire to be mistresses or escorts. Our island6 Lily tells these people where to shove it. She is bold, stunning, confident in her self-worth and determinedly irreverent. As she shrugs off the layers of her confining garments, she unveils her radiant beauty and melting vulnerability, pure as a bona fide Chinese Lily. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

STATUS Currently located in Palma de Mallorca. Available. Please contact us for inquiries.
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