Liu Xiaodong bases his paintings on photographs that he takes himself. These photographs feature ordinary people going about their daily lives. Three girls watching TV is part of a series that the artist made after a trip to Singapore. It captures three prostitutes caught off-duty, gazing – with expressions that range from boredom to contentment – at an out-of-frame TV. Xiaodong’s 2001 painting was featured in the Hayward Gallery exhibition The Painting of Modern Life, in 2007.


  • Title: Three girls watching TV
  • Creator: Liu Xiaodong
  • Date Created: 2001
  • Location Created: London, United Kingdom
  • Physical Dimensions: h130 x w150 cm
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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