Wei Yi (born 1969) is an artist based in Suzhou and Shanghai, and was arrested several times for his denouncing artworks.
This diptych is from what we call “Ladies of the carnal world” series. A country girl (left) is studying, hoping in a bright future thanks the equality of all people promised by the government. Unfortunately later (right) she will be pushed to become a prostitute in a city – her expression being now far from concentrated.
Wei Yi befriended of several prostitutes and portrait them: each is a real woman. The name of this lady is Miss Wang, and this is her actual portrait (the portrait as a child is from a photo taken during her childhood)
Each side of diptych is 200x130cm.
With certificate by artist.
- Wei Yi
- Title of artwork
- Ladies of the carnal world - Prostitute Wang and her childhood
- Oil on canvas
- Perfect (unframed)
- Image size
- 200×260 cm
- Sold with frame