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Encountering Matisse Twice, 2009
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I WROTE DOWN SOME OF MY THOUGHTS - LIU DING, 2009

Encountering Matisse Twice, 2009

edition of 2 (CN 1/2, EN 2/2)
photo collage
115 x 91 cm


writing on the work:
In 1987, I saw this black and white print of Matisse's work, casual, inventive, peaceful, uninhibited.
I was enchanted. I was hoping to reach a world as carefree as his. All I could do was copying and copying his work.
In 2009, I saw this work again in color in an auction catalogue, with a very refinded frame, a famous and sophisticated owner, in a handsome house, with beautiful decorations and delicate flowers. Everything was so graceful and classic. Fame, politics, public recognition, and money has unified everything under one roof.