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The Smart One
signed in Chinese and dated '2014/8/9' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
130 x 170 cm. (5118 x 6678 in.)
Painted in 2014.

Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Private collection, USA
Today Art Museum, Liu Shui Shi: Thinking as Art Media, Beijing, exh. cat. Beijing, 2015, p. 46-47 (illustrated in color).
Venice, , The 56th Venice Biennale, View’s Metaphysics in Syrian National Pavilion, 2015.
New York, Chase Contemporary, Liu Shuishi: Retrospective, September–October 2018.
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“Being” occupies the vacancy yet contradicts the absence. The unsteadiness of the structure in the two-dimensional graphics represents the uncertainty of a spiritual being’s self-recognition. The momentum that constitutes the red dots is thus made visible, evidencing the present. It is the eternal fluidity of thoughts that makes the thoughts alive and gives it meaning. - Liu Shui Shi

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