"A Mirage (COSPlayers Series)" (2004)

"A Mirage (COSPlayers Series)," 2004
Digital C-print, 29 1/4 x 39 1/4 inches
© Cao Fei
Courtesy the artist and Lombard-Freid Projects, New York

"I was fascinated by the absurd and wacky scenery in and around the Pearl River Delta. They are very typical of the area. For instance, there is a leopard on the green grass. There is a zebra. In the background there is a city. But all around there are ruins."

-Cao Fei