Oct 3, 2017
Oct 3, 2017
Oct 3, 2017

Good Things Come in Pairs 8

Good Things Come in Pairs 8



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Peng Wei 彭薇

(Chinese, b. 1974)

Silk: plain weave, painted with ink and colors

28 x 18 x 5 cm (11 x 7 1/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 2017.64


Did you know?

Peng Wei is a contemporary artist with a studio in Beijing and gallery in Taipei.


Peng Wei is a contemporary female artist whose work demonstrates a refined elegance and unique aesthetic. The soles of this pair of shoes, made of transparent silk, are painted with erotic scenes that refer to the past, showing female figures with bound feet. The ballerina-style shoes, however, reflect a modern and more liberal way of living.

The work’s title, Good Things Come in Pairs (haoshi chengshuang), is a Chinese proverb. It can also be read as an allusion to the Chinese philosophical principle that when the forces of yin and yang—or male and female—are in balance, harmony and order are achieved.

See also
Chinese Art
Chinese Art
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Dudley P. Allen Fund

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