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Yan Pei-Ming
B.1960
A NOTRE ENFANT
signed, titled and dated 2009 on the reverse
oil on canvas
100 by 200 cm. 39 3/8 by 78 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Europe

Catalogue Note

"For the most part, I choose my subjects according to their relationship with their historical moment. The media, both print and televised, provides me with topics and images. Using oil paint on canvas, I transform news into contemporary history paintings. I've always been obsessed with executions, the spectacle of the killing of a man by other men, and by the idea that history is a cycle that repeats itself forever in new ways."
Yan Pei-Ming
Lisa Stahl, 'Contemporary History: Q&A with Yan Pei-Ming', Art in America, May 2012, online

Contemporary Curated

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