Li Jin

(1958 – )

Banquet for the times

Location
Not on display
Further information

Li Jin is a celebrated contemporary ink painter known for combining his fine technical skills with irreverent, and often wistful, imagery and text. In bright ink and wash, Banquet for the times presents a diverse party of revellers at a table, from a pig-headed guest to a topless tattooed man. The calligraphy surrounding the diners is from the Ten Great Vows of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. Attributed to the enlightened Buddhist being Samantabhadra (Pǔxián in Chinese), the vows outline the path to enlightenment and include respect for the Buddhas, generosity, repentance, valuing others and seeking to benefit all sentient creatures.

Place of origin
China
Year
2020
Media
Painting
Medium
ink and colour on xuan paper
Dimensions
35.0 x 136.0 cm
Signature & date

Signed 'Li Jin Zhi [in Chinese]'. Not dated.
Signed certificate of authenticity l.l., black ink "Yeqin Zuo". Dated l.r., black ink "3 Dec. 2020".

Credit
Gift of the Joy and Harold Marchant Foundation 2020
Accession number
208.2020
Copyright
© Li Jin