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Title

Banquet for the times

2020

Artist

Li Jin

China

1958 –

  • Details

    Alternative title
    庚子之聚
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    2020
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    ink and colour on xuan paper
    Dimensions
    35.0 x 136.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed 'Li Jin Zhi [in Chinese]'. Not dated.
    Signed certificate of authenticity l.l., black ink "Yeqin Zuo". Dated l.r., black ink "3 Dec. 2020".

    Credit
    Gift of the Joy and Harold Marchant Foundation 2020
    Location
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    208.2020
    Copyright
    © Li Jin

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    Artist information
    Li Jin

    Works in the collection

    4

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  • About

    Li Jin is a celebrated contemporary ink painter known for combining his fine technical skills with irreverent, and often wistful, imagery and text. In bright ink and wash, Banquet for the times presents a diverse party of revellers at a table, from a pig-headed guest to a topless tattooed man. The calligraphy surrounding the diners is from the Ten Great Vows of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. Attributed to the enlightened Buddhist being Samantabhadra (Pǔxián in Chinese), the vows outline the path to enlightenment and include respect for the Buddhas, generosity, repentance, valuing others and seeking to benefit all sentient creatures.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • The Way We Eat, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Apr 2021–2022

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