Lifetime Warranty

Title: Lifetime Warranty

Media: Chinese ink and watercolor on traditional hand-made hemp paper

Size: 11 x 17 in.

Date: 2019

Signed: Lu Kesi pinxit 2019 in memoriam Li Cheng

Seals: Lukesi (center right, under inscription), yi de (top center, before inscription), [mythical beast] (lower right)



Inscribed: “Paintings carry a lifetime warranty from the date of purchase. This warranty covers defects in materials or workmanship and does not include normal wear and tear, environmental conditions, improper installation, misuse, abuse, neglect, accidents, fire, theft, vandalism, riot, or explosion; altering, disassembly or modification; subjecting the painting to excessive moisture or water or any other fluids; acts of god, natural disasters and other similar causes beyond the artist’s reasonable control. This limited warranty does not cover surface deterioration of paint, mounting, or frame. Should damage or dissatisfaction occur, return to artist in original packaging for repair or replacement at the artist’s discretion.” The inscription is mine and not on the original.

Based on a black and white painting by the Song dynasty artist Li Cheng (李成 919–967) as a way to learn from his style.

With traditional Chinese paper backing.