Part of a set. See all set records
(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
© Peng Wei
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.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.