CHEN KE (B. 1978)
signed in Chinese and dated ‘2007’ (middle right); signed, dated, titled and inscribed in Chinese, signed, titled, dated and inscribed ‘Apparel Modeling paste. oil color. silk on board. 170 x 120 cm Chen Ke 2007’ (on the reverse)
oil on silk and fabric laid down on board
170.2 x 120.5 cm. (67 x 47 1/2 in.)
Painted in 2007
Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA
Private Collection, Asia
Anon. Sale, Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 5 April 2013, lot 854
Private Collection, USA (Acquired at the above sale by the present owner)
Magee Art Gallery, Time-Lag,The New Force of Chinese Contemporary Art, exh. cat., Madrid, Spain, 2008 (illustrated, p. 33).
Christoph Noe and Cordelia Steiner, The Ministry of Art, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, Chen Ke, Heidelberg, Germany, 2009 (illustrated, p. 95).
Madrid, Spain, Magee Art Gallery, Time-Lag,The New Force of Chinese Contemporary Art, February - March, 2008.

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“My childhood home was but a tiny room. Nevertheless, our family of three lived simple and happy lives. Compared to my life now which is filled anxieties and loneliness, it was so light and joyous. I look back with at my childhood with much nostalgia, but it is impossible for me to stay in that time...”
– Chen Ke

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