Monday, 9 January 2012

We're Smiling For Now! A-maze-ing Laughter Yue Minjun

Yes, we're smiling at least for the moment.  Yue Minjun's iconic scupltures A-maze-ing Laughter nestled in Morton Park, just off of English Bay have had their stay extended at least until the end of August, 2012.  Part of the free Public Art Exhibition Biennale, these sculptures were to be dismantled and auctioned off by the end of 2011.  However with a price tag of $5 million dollars they appeared to be a hard sell in these tough economic times.  Even if you could afford the price tag, where would you put them.  Not exactly backyard material.  According to a recent press release, the artist has agreed to lower the selling price to $1.5 million on the condition that these sculptures stay on public display. Maybe someone should start a penny drive. They are amazing.

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