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"Rickshaw Going By" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Rickshaw Going By" (黄包车掠影)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, one-way glass, stainless steel frame
DATE 2010
SIZE 58×58×9 cm | 22.8×22.8×3.5 inches
TECH SPECS 3× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT ARTWORK WEIGHT: 17 kg | 37.5 lb + CRATE WEIGHT: 9.5 kg | 21 lb
EXPOSURE exhibited in "Plugged In"
CREDITS Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (production coordination) • Clotilde Penet (performance)

"Rickshaw Going By" depicts a hypnotic moment of voyeurism for a man in a panama hat sitting at an outdoor café on the Boulevard des Deux Republics –soon to be renamed Renmin Lu– in the summer of 1932. The Orient was a paradise from the moment he stepped off the boat at the Yangshan deep-water port in April, 1931. The simple cooking of jiaozi on the corners affirmed the exhilaration he had felt cruising over the East China Sea. Then he met the entrepreneurs from Sweden, the politicians from France, and the voyagers from every corner of the world having conversations in the bars and nightclubs of the French Concession, filling his imagination with the promise of adventure. But in over a year of striking deals for his textile factories, it wasn't until that morning while he was innocuously reading the newspaper that, while peering over the stories of the Dow Jones withering to near-death in New York City, his eyes accidentally wound up within the ceaseless torrent of bicycles and motorcars and in turn fell upon two legs hanging delicately out the side of a rickshaw. Only the silhouette of weaved hair brushing against a petite nose could be seen in the cool shade of the car, and only barely, but out from the shadow shot those legs, wrapped up in a sparkling red qi pao surrounding the thighs like a tulip. Watching these legs bounce in the traffic, he realized that after ten months in the silk business, he'd overlooked the softest thing in Asia. [Pete Bradt]

STATUS Available. Please contact Tally Beck Contemporary(New York)
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