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Chinese Black Ink Bamboo
Short Wall Scroll

Chinese Black Ink Bamboo - Short Wall Scroll
Chinese Black Ink Bamboo - Short Wall Scroll
122.3cm
48"
50.4cm
19¾"

Typical Gallery Price: $150.00

Your Price: $68.88


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Chinese Black Ink Bamboo - Short Wall Scroll living room view

This artwork will look great in your home or office.

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 32.4cm x 65.7cm ≈ 12¾" x 25¾"

Silk/Brocade: 41.4cm x 122.3cm ≈ 16¼" x 48"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.4cm ≈ 19¾"

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Chinese Bamboo Wall Scroll

Chinese Black Ink Bamboo - Short Wall Scroll close up view

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

You'll notice the flowing quality of this artwork. This is known as a "free-hand style" painting. It is painted rather quickly, but the style takes many years to perfect. In this case, the artist has been practicing for over 20 years and finally feels his artwork is almost ready.

This artwork is untitled, but the artist has signed this and stamped this with his authenticating red chop mark. There is also a personal stamp in the lower left, but it would take me an hour or more to translate the ancient seal script.

Ponytail Cao Bin

When I first met him, Cao Bin had a shaved head like a Buddhist monk. Years later, he has traded in that look for the ponytail that is expected of the eccentric Chinese artist





About the artist:

The artist's name is Cao Bin. He lives with his wife in Beijing, China. I actually met him through his wife who runs a small house-cleaning business in Beijing. So technically, he is my mother-in-law's maid's husband.

Cao Bin does mostly calligraphy, but I noticed his bamboo was also quite good. I had him do several pieces for me. He's getting to be a bit famous for his calligraphy now. There's even a book in print that features his calligraphy. I was lucky enough to meet him just before his meteoric rise, so I have some guanxi (special relationship), and therefore I get slightly better prices than any gallery manager that approaches him now. That savings is passed on to you (a guanxi trickle down if you will).


Frenzy of people watching Cao Bin

A frenzy of people watch Cao Bin create his calligraphy during a special event





More about the painting:

This is painted on xuan paper (often called "rice paper" though not really made from rice). The raw artwork was then taken to my workshop in east Beijing where the master mounter built it into a handmade wall scroll.

Caobin in Studio

Cao Bin at his studio

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