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Title

Banquet for the times

2020


Artist

Li Jin

1958 -


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.


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

Not on display


Accession number

208.2020


Artist information

Li Jin

Works in the collection

4


Place

Where the work was made
China