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Typical Gallery Price: $90.00

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Purple Peony Flower Wall Scroll


Purple Peony Flower Wall Scroll
151cm
59½"
49cm
19¼"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 31cm x 95cm  ≈  12¼" x 37½"

Silk/Brocade: 40cm x 151cm  ≈  15¾" x 59½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 49cm  ≈  19¼"

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春風和暢

Beautiful Purple Peony Flowers

Purple Peony Flower Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the flower artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

The title of this artwork is 春風和暢 or "Chūn fēng hé chàng" which means, "Spring Wind, Peaceful and Unimpeded." That "unimpeded" work can also mean smooth, fluid, flowing etc. Along with that title is an indication of the year this was painted (2007) and the artist's signature.

I'm just getting around to listing the end of a big batch of these that were painted in 2007 and 2008. So you are getting the 2007 price a decade later. Once I get a new batch, they will be closer to $60 each. These have been carefully closed and sealed for the past 10 years in my climate-controlled studio.


This work was done in Chengdu by Huang Xin'an (Pronounced a little bit like "who-ong shin un") from the Sichuan (Szechwan) Province of China.

After I bought this work in Chengdu, I later returned to Beijing and had it mounted as a traditional hand-made silk scroll in our workshop. This makes a nice, ready-to-hang piece of wonderful hand-painted art.

Chinese artist Huang Xin'an

Huang Xin'an signing some of his work in Chengdu.


The story behind how I found this art...

I lost track of Huang Xin'an after my last trip to Chengdu. His phone number was out of order, and I was disappointed that I could not contact him to get more of his paintings.

I make the decision to go to Chengdu on my new art-buying trip mostly because of him.

After 15 hours on a slow train, I arrive in Chengdu. I check-in at Sam's Guesthouse (a hangout for backpackers from around the world, and a hostel with reasonably-priced beds). After a much-needed shower, I head out to find Huang Xin'an.

Taxis drive at the speed-of-light in Chengdu (the city boasts over 1000 fatal auto accidents per year), I arrive in no-time at the place I last found Mr. Huang. Sure enough, as I walk down the alley toward his gallery, he sees me and runs out to greet me. I'm really happy to see him, and the feeling is mutual.

Huang Xin-An

I tell him how I came to Chengdu just to buy art from him (after not being able to reach him on the phone). He is so honored that I think he wants to hug me. He offers me a chair, and says he's painted a lot of work over that last 9 months with both me and my customers in mind. I was also honored by this gesture. He shows me a lot of new work in styles that I like.

I spend 2 days with Mr. Huang and we talk about a lot of new ideas and artwork that I think my western customers will like. He offers to close his gallery for a few days, and paint the art that I asked for. So I took a few days to meet and visit other artists in Chengdu. When I return to Mr. Huang's gallery, I am not disappointed. He did such a great job, words can't describe.

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May 22nd, 2017

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Gary's random little things about China:

Crossing the Street: Human Frogger in China

If you are from my generation, you may remember the video game called "Frogger". It involved crossing a busy road while narrowly dodging cars and truck, often both in front of and behind you at the same time.

Well you can play real live Frogger every time you cross the street in China. It is perfectly normal to cross a four or six-lane road, one lane at a time. You stand motionless on the white, dashed line between lanes as cars and trucks whiz by you on both sides with only inches to spare. When the next lane is clear, you advance (there is no retreat in this game, that could get you killed, since drivers in China would never expect that).

If you did this in America, drivers would come to a screeching halt and think you were crazy (they might even tell you so, using colorful words and hand gestures). It is simply a different culture, or rather a different way of doing things in modern Chinese culture.

Typical Gallery Price: $90.00

Your Price: $38.88