was designed by #Yue #Minjun
and installed in #Morton
Park (Davie and Denman) along the #English
Bay in West End, #Vancouver
in 2009. The patinated bronze sculpture, composed of #14
statues each about three metres tall and weighing over 250 kilograms,portrays the artist's own image "in a state of hysterical laughter"
was created as part of the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale, which exhibits international contemporary works in public spaces.
The sculpture was donated to the City of Vancouver by Chip and Shannon Wilson through the Wilson5 Foundation on August 11, 2012.
As part of the installation, an inscription carved into cement seating states "May this #sculpture inspire laughter #playfulness
in all who experience it.