February 27, 2008

Contemporary Asian Art

The art now coming out of China astounds me.  It is fresh and interesting and, best of all, contains images of people of my own ethnic background.  Here are a few lots I like from Sotheby's scheduled for auction on 17 March 2008.  Guess which one is my favorite?  Meanwhile, I'm making cute 1960s-style aprons while awaiting delivery of our new washer and dryer, and a phone call from the garage about my little car.

"Ninety-Nine Idols Series - No. 99," by Yue Minjun, 1996:  Oil on canvas

"Crying" by Yin Jun, 2006:  Oil on canvas

"The Dream of China," by Wang Jin, 2005:  Transparent polyvinyl, embroidery with fishing thread

"May 4th Movement," by Pan Dehai, 2005-2006:  Oil on canvas

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