Lot  029 Ravenel Spring Auction 2024 Taipei

Ravenel Spring Auction 2024 Taipei

Endless Line

Chiharu SHIOTA (Japanese, 1972)


Thread on canvas

80 (L) x 80 (W) x 6 (D) cm


TWD 1,500,000-2,600,000

HKD 369,000-639,000

USD 47,200-81,800

CNY 342,000-592,000

Sold Price


Initialed reverse C.S. and dated 2023

Galerie Templon, Paris


Yayoi Kusama focuses on depicting the infinite polka dots, while Chiharu Shiota is weaving an infinitely extending network for life. As one of the representative artists of Japanese contemporary art, Shiota is now active on the world stage. Chiharu Shiota's works describe emotions, life, and even more connections with people. Although life is limited, she is convinced that even though the body is dead, the soul will live forever. After recurrence of the cancer being diagnosed 12 years ago, she holds the belief in recreating the traces and impermanence of life with thread. The red thread symbolizes that the color of blood interweaves the relationship between people. She explores the close connection between our inner emotions and tangible objects, presents “the sense of being in absence”. Only the art that touches people's hearts and allows viewers to deeply understand her comprehension of the impermanent in life is the ultimate salvation pursued by the artist.
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Modern & Contemporary Art

Ravenel Spring Auction 2024 Taipei

Sunday, June 2, 2024, 2:00pm