Eyecatchers: Yue Minjun

If you haven’t seen the sculpture installation in Vancouver, B.C., titled A-maze-ing Laughter, by Chinese artist Yue MinJun, I highly recommend it.

Located where Denman Street, Davie Street, and Beach Avenue converge to form Morton Triangle, on the edge of English Bay and Stanley Park, this collection of 14 bronze figures, each approximately 8-feet tall, each bearing the same, laughing visage of the artist himself, is an intoxicating piece of work.

Intoxicating, meaning it’s impossible to not at least smile, if not actually laugh along, with the 14 giants. I don’t know whether to call it uplifting without being sentimental, or just uplifting and unapologetically sentimental.

Anyway, here’s a close-up I snapped of one of the figures:

Be sure to check out additional photos here.

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