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

Yue Minjun

Untitled (smile-ISM, nº 26), 2006

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

EUR 5,100

Yue Minjun

Untitled (Smile-ism No. 2), 2006

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

USD 5,990

Yue Minjun

Untitled (Smile-ism No. 14), 2006

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

USD 5,990

Banksy

Stop and Search, 2011

Limited Edition Print

Screen-print

Currently Not Available

Banksy

HMV Dog, 2004

Limited Edition Print

Screen-print

Currently Not Available

Banksy

Flying Copper, 2003

Limited Edition Print

Screen-print

Currently Not Available

Yue Minjun

Surplus Value (Brown), 2019

Sculpture / Object

Mixed Media

GBP 14,000 - 19,000

Banksy

Turf War, 2003

Limited Edition Print

Screen-print

Currently Not Available

Banksy

Applause, 2006

Limited Edition Print

Screen-print

Currently Not Available

Yue Minjun

Untitled (Smile-ism No. 9), 2006

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

USD 5,990

Yue Minjun

Untitled (Smile-ism No. 17), 2006

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

USD 5,990

Yue Minjun

Untitled (Smile-ism No. 16), 2006

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

Currently Not Available

Zeng Fanzhi

Sitting Man, from Mask Series, 2006

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

USD 5,990

Yue Minjun

Smile-ism No. 21, 2006

Limited Edition Print

Lithograph

Currently Not Available

Banksy

Dismaland Police Van, 2015

Limited Edition Print

Digital Print on paper

Currently Not Available

Zeng Fanzhi

Last Supper (Mask series), 2002

Limited Edition Print

Silkscreen

Currently Not Available

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Woodblock printing

Woodblock printing is a technique which uses a carved wooden surface to make an image on materials such as paper and cloth. Ink or paint is spread thinly over the carved surface. The wood surface is pressed against the material, which transfers the image.

Calligraphy

A visual art closely related to writing. It is the production of decorative lettering or handwriting using a brush or a pen. Contemporary calligraphy refers to giving of forms to signs in an harmonious, expressive and a skillful manner. It ranges from functional designs and inscriptions to pieces of fine arts where letters may be readable or not.

Décollage

Décollage is the technique of removing, cutting, or tearing away sections of an original image. The French word means to take off, become unstuck or become unglued. Artists who use this technique may use art to symbolically replace values or tear thinking from media influence.

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