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"Peranakan Beauty" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Peranakan Beauty" (美丽小妇人)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 48(W)×67(H)×5(D) cm | 19(W)×26.4(H)×2(D) inches
1×RGB P5 PH5-16S-E-HX
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 8.6 kg | 19 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE -(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches
EXPOSURE “Babas and Yayas” at island6 Marina
Beirut Art Fair 2014
CREDITS Katrina Louy 卡萨琳娜 (model) • Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • David Keohane (video animation) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting)

This is I, in full beauty. How do you like me? I will tell you something about myself. I was a spoiled little thing. And I liked it. Men liked it too. They loved pampering me. I have known I was beautiful creature since I have laid eyes on my reflection in mother’s mirror. I was 11 years old at the time. I also knew that this was my pass to a better life. So I used my charms, fluttered my eyes, winked in the right direction, and for a while I did have a rich life. I met handsome men, that went bankrupt because of me, and rich ones that ‘did not sin with their looks’ but were willing to give me anything I wanted and more. Disguised in elegant clothes and expensive jewelry I posed as a woman with class and wealth. What goes around comes around. I have disobeyed my mother and married a supposedly rich and extremely handsome man of an unknown origin. He used his charms, fluttered his eyes and winked in the right direction swooping me of my feet. Dazzled by promise of prosperous life we married quickly. Equally speedy was my realization that this supposedly rich man thought of me as his own ticket to wealth. Definitely worth each other, we have learned to love each other for richer or for poorer, with an emphasis put on the last one. [Weronika Nossowicz]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Beirut.
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