September 26, 2011

Hiding in the City

Have you seen these images of and by Chinese artist Liu Bolin?  They’re really quite extraordinary.Liu_Bolin1 In 2005, Liu Bolin was one of dozens of artists forced to move out of a commune to the north of Beijing when the government decided to dismantle the settlement to make way for redevelopment; Liu-Bolin-002 Bolin painted himself into the scenery in protest.Liu-Bol-009Liu stands still for more than five hours while his assistants paint him into the scenery. Liu-Bolin-004 Nothing is photo-shopped into the picture. One false move and the image is ruined. Liu-B-004 He’s done these “paintings” in cities as varied as New York, Venice and Beijing. Liu-B-007 These and other images are at the Eli Klein Fine Art Gallery in New York until Wednesday, September 28th.

10 comments:

  1. Simply amazing! Very unique works of art!

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    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  2. Standing perfectly still --now, that is an art form sooo under rated.

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  3. Just watching Nate Berkus... why did they not make the stage ADA with a ramp. That was a big oversight

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  4. I have seen this + he is amazing! Thanks xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  5. Veruschka (von Lehndorff) used to do this in the seventies following her modeling career.

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  6. WOW Meg, these are amazing! THANKS, took my breath away for a moment there :-)
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  7. Shouldn't his assistants, then, be credited with the painting? Seems it's their talent, not his, that makes these photos work. Just sayin'.

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