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Good Things Come in Pairs 8 (left insole)

好事成双-8

2011

Peng Wei 彭薇

(Chinese, b. 1974)
Overall: 23.2 x 8.9 cm (9 1/8 x 3 1/2 in.)
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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

Description

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.
Good Things Come in Pairs 8 (left insole)

Good Things Come in Pairs 8 (left insole)

2011

Peng Wei

(Chinese, b. 1974)
China

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