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LIU YE (B. 1964)
Blue Little Navy
signed and dated ‘LIU YE 94’ (lower right)
acrylic and oil on canvas
22 x 29 cm. (8 5/8 x 11 3/8 in.)
Painted in 1994
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner
Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 5 April 2013, lot 908
Private collection
Poly International, Beijing, 3 December 2019, lot 1655
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
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“I liked fairy tales as a child because they allowed me to escape, and there were times when I needed to. I may use certain references to things that influenced me as a child, things that first attracted me to art. But these subjects, my ‘little people,’ are used to describe my world today and certainly far removed from childhood.” – Liu Ye
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