Lim Tze Peng

七律·人民解放军占领南京 - 毛泽东 - The People's Liberation Army Captures Nanjing by Mao Zedong.
Rice Paper, 94 x 210 cm

USD 15,400 – 21,900

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About the artwork

钟山风雨起苍黄, 百万雄师过大江。 虎距龙盘今胜昔, 天翻地覆慨而慷。 宜将剩勇追穷寇, 不可沽名学霸王。 天若有情天亦老, 人间正道是沧桑。 Over Chungshan swept a storm, headlong, Our mighty army, a million strong, has crossed the Great River. The City, a tiger crouching, a dragon curling, outshines its ancient glories; In heroic triumph heaven and earth have been overturned. With power and to spare we must pursue the tottering foe And not ape Hsiang Yu the conqueror seeking idle fame. Were Nature sentient, she too would pass from youth to age, But Man's world is mutable, seas become mulberry fields.

About the artist

Born in Singapore in 1921, Lim Tze Peng is one of Singapore’s most significant artists and a living legend. Renowned for his Chinese ink creations of post-independence Singapore, he also practices Chinese calligraphy. Alongside local and international exhibitions, his masterpieces are exhibited in prominent Singapore institutions and part of many prestigious collections. Lim has been bestowed several awards including the Special Prize at the Commonwealth Art Exhibition in England in 1977 and the prestigious Cultural Medallion in Singapore in 2003. In May 2012, he broke records with the sale of his works at a Christies auction in Hong Kong.

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