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Yan Pei-Ming (B. 1960), Vermillon de Chine. Photo Sotheby's

signed, titled and dated 95 on the reverse; oil on canvas; 78 7/8 by 67 in. 200.3 by 170.2 cm. Lot 537. Estimation 400,000-600,000 USD

PROVENANCE: Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
Acquired by the present owner from the above

NOTE DE CATALOGUE: "Art is about man. It speaks to people. Portrait is like a mirror, it reflects to us who we are, what we are. My work always orients towards human beings, it's the center, the fundamental element of my work. If you ask me to do abstract painting, I can't handle it. I am interested in human beings." - Yan Pei-Ming

Sotheby's. Contemporary Art Day Auction. New York | 10 mai 2012, 10:00 AM www.sothebys.com