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