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"Simpler Times" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Simpler Times" (惬意时光)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Oil painting on canvas
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 176.5(W)×141.5(H)×6.5(D) cm | 69.5(W)×55.7(H)×2.6(D) inches
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 16 kg | 37.3 lb • CRATED: 33 kg | 72.7 lb
CRATE SIZE 186(W)×151(H)×14(D) cm | 73.2(W)×59.4(H)×5.5(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Through The Wormhole" at island6 Shanghai

Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Fabrice Amzel (photographic research) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (production assistant)


All day I wait here. Just yearning to be taken out and wound up. I used to drive all over the place, the wind of the open road coming through my hair. How I miss the thrill of the highway! I used to be his favorite, but now I live in this smelly, musty box in the attic. I haven’t seen Timmy in almost…. 50 years?  Has he forgotten about me? We used to have so much fun. Especially when he would make me crash into the Jack in the Box, which always would scare the hell out of me but that's alright. He would throw me in his backpack and take me to school for show and tell, the other kids loved me. One time I even got confiscated by one of his teachers for driving and distracting the others during a lecture. I ended up living in her desk for a whole week after that, crazy times we used to have. I wonder how much longer I am going to be trapped in here? [Margaret Johnson]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Steinsel, Luxembourg.
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