National Post: Why are you laughing? $1.5M secures Vancouver’s beloved smiling statues, but what do they really mean?

Friday August 10th, 2012

They are crowd pleasers, to be sure. Fourteen figures, larger-than-life self-portraits by a renowned Chinese artist who conceived and crafted them from bronze. Grinning from ear to ear, every one. That’s Yue Minjun’s trademark, after all. He applies it to all of his work.

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