Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Cynical Realism?

What is Cynical Realism?

Cynical realism is the term first used in 1992 by art critic Li Xianting to describe the Beijing artist group which painted satirical social realist paintings. The group sought to depict the psychological turmoil experienced when China was struggling with new political ideology.

Artwork by Yue Minjun

Banksy

Soup Can - pink, 2005

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GBP 40,000 - 50,000

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Soup Can, 2005

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GBP 39,000 - 45,000

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Barcode (unsigned), 2004

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GBP 40,000 - 50,000

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Gangsta Rat, 2004

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GBP 40,000 - 5

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Donuts (Chocolate), 2009

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GBP 45,000 - 55,000

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No Ball Games - grey, 2009

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GBP 70,000 - 80,000

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Laugh Now (unsigned), 2003

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GBP 40,000 - 55,000

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Precision Bombing, 2000

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Mixed Media

GBP 250,000 - 280,000

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Girl With A Balloon, 2004

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GBP 240,000 - 270,000

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Trolley Hunters, 2007

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GBP 30,000 - 40,000

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Barcode, 2004

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GBP 70,000 - 90,000

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Sale Ends (v2), 2017

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GBP 28,000 - 35,000

Yue Minjun

Surplus Value (Beige), 2019

Sculpture / Object

Mixed Media

GBP 10,000 - 12,000

Yue Minjun

Surplus Value (Brown), 2019

Sculpture / Object

Mixed Media

GBP 10,000 - 12,000

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Four Soup Cans - Gold on Cream, 2005

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GBP 60,000 - 70,000

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Girl With A Balloon (unsigned), 2004

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GBP 90,000 - 110,000

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Tapestry

Tapestry is a heavy handwoven textile which features complicated designs or images woven into the fabric. Tapestries are art pieces woven by skilled weavers using natural wool, linen, cotton, silk and silver and gold threads; used as decoration, insulation, and symbols of authority.

Conté

Conté is a vivid colored, waxy crayon. Nicolas-Jacques Conte’ invented them in 1795. Artists use sanding pads to sharpen their tips for drawing details, drag them flat on their sides for shading in large areas, and them to blend colors while drawing and sketching.

Screen-print

Refers to a print produced through a printing technique in which a ink is transferred using a mesh to a substrate safe for those areas blocked with a stencil to make them impermeable to ink. Screen prints are usually made on posters, T-shirts, vinyl, stickers and wood or any material usable for this purpose. Screen printing is also a method of stencil printing and is sometimes known as serigraphy, serigraph printing, screen or silk screen. 

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