Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch


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


Dismaland Police Van, 2015

Limited Edition Print

Digital Print on paper

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Zeng Fanzhi

Last Supper (Mask series), 2002

Limited Edition Print


EUR 25,900

Fang Lijun

Flower, 2005

Limited Edition Print


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Li Wei

29 levels of freedom, 2003



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Yue Minjun

Contemporary Terracota Warrior No8, 2006

Sculpture / Object


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Coloured pencil

Coloured pencils have a round core of different colored pigment encased in wood or are art sticks made with only solid pigment. The pigment is held together with a binder. Drawing spreads these ingredients on a surface, transferring color in varied widths.


A plate is a broad, concave, but mainly flat vessel on which food can be served. A plate can also be used for ceremonial or decorative purposes. Most plates are circular, but they may be any shape, or made of any water-resistant material. Generally plates are raised round the edges, either by a curving up, or a wider lip or raised portion. Vessels with no lip, especially if they have a more rounded profile, are likely to be considered as bowls or dishes, as are very large vessels with a plate shape.


Plastic is a material consisting of synthetic or organic compounds which can be used to mold into objects. Plastics became an artwork medium in the 20th century. Plastics can be cut into shapes to make new objects, assembled in various ways, and painted with acrylics.

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