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Asian Bamboo on Copper Brocade Wall Scroll


Asian Bamboo on Copper Brocade Wall Scroll
124cm
48¾"
50.9cm
20"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 32.4cm x 67.6cm  ≈  12¾" x 26½"

Silk/Brocade: 41.9cm x 124cm  ≈  16½" x 48¾"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.9cm  ≈  20"

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竹

Chinese Bamboo Wall Scroll

Asian Bamboo on Copper Brocade Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

The title of this artwork is simply "bamboo" which is written as 竹 in Chinese.
You'll notice the flowing quality of this artwork. This is known as a "free-hand style" painting. It is painted rather quickly, but the style takes many years to perfect. In this case, the artist has been practicing for over 20 years and finally feels his artwork is almost ready.

In addition to the title, 竹, the artist has signed this and stamped it with his authenticating red chop mark. There is also a personal stamp in the lower left, but it would take me an hour or more to translate the ancient seal script.


About the artist:

The artist's name is Cao Bin. He lives with his wife in Beijing, China. I actually met him through his wife who runs a small house-cleaning business in Beijing. So technically, he is my mother-in-law's maid's husband.

Cao Bin does mostly calligraphy, but I notices his bamboo was also quite good. I had him do several pieces for me. He's getting to be a bit famous for his calligraphy now. There's even a book in print that features his calligraphy. I was lucky enough to meet him just before his meteoric rise, so I have some guanxi (special relationship), so I get slightly better prices than any gallery manager that approaches him now. That savings is passed on to you (a quanxi trickle down if you will).


More about the painting:

This is painted on xuan paper (often incorrectly called "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to my workshop in east Beijing where the master mounter built it into a handmade wall scroll.

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Jul 6th, 2016

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I pee freely:

If you come to China, save your small change...
In Beijing, the government recently passed a law against charging money for using a public toilet.
However, in other cities and towns around China, expect to pay between 2-5 mao (about 3-5 cents) for the use.
Bring your own toilet paper, or expect to pay 5 mao for a small pack of tissue as you enter.

In my opinion, the best public toilet in all of China is at Tian'anmen Square.
This public restroom is not only clean, but also features its own gift shop.

Typical Gallery Price: $130.00

Your Price: $58.88