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"Rocking Horse Winner" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Rocking Horse Winner" (木马赢家)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Oil painting on canvas
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 176.5(W)×141.5(H)×6.5(D) cm | 69.5(W)×55.7(H)×2.6(D) inches
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 16 kg | 37.3 lb • CRATED: 65 kg | 143 lb
CRATE SIZE 181(W)×151(H)×17(D) cm | 71(W)×59(H)×7(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Through The Wormhole" at island6 Shanghai

Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Fabrice Amzel (photographic research) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation)


As the house whispered “There must be more money”, Paul heard his mother’s soft fretting over financial problems and took note of his father’s rapid pacing back and forth in his study. The tension at home was immense and there was no telling how it would all come to head. Little people often feel powerless to fix the problems of the world, but as he sat on his rocking horse he felt like he could ride on until he found a solution. His mother had often commented that the reason they had no money was because father had no luck. As he rode on his horse, he prayed for luck. He must have been riding for hours because Bassett, the family gardener, came up to find him. Wondering why the young master had not visited him at the allotment for their daily pumpkin juice treat. Seeing the boy riding upon the rocking horse at such a quick pace, Basset commented that he’ll be betting on him at the races soon enough. A little light bulb flashed in Paul’s young mind, an idea came to him as to how he could earn some cash “Bassett, tell me about the horses…” [Cecilia Garcia]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, San Francisco.
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