Memories from the Past No. 27 Oil on canvas, framed Signed Zhu Yiyong in Chinese Dated 2007 Signed, dated and titled on the reverse 171cm x 139cm (66½in x 54¾in).
Provenance: private collection, New York, acquired directly from the artist
朱毅勇 凝固的記憶 No. 27 油彩畫布 木框 二〇〇七年作
簽名：朱毅勇 背面簽名：朱毅勇 2007
"That so-called 'past' in our memories, was an era of red idealism, it is actually not that far away at all from our lives today. The 'Red Five Star' is the icon representing red China, and is still inextricably intermingled with our 'today'," writes Zhu Yiyong.
"'The Memories of China Series' is filled with my striving for the spirit of care in humanity. Through the innocent eyes of the children, I want to link yesterday, today and tomorrow, and to find a new way to interpret our past, present, ideology and reality."
Zhu Yiyong in Memories of China: Artworks by Zhu Yiyong, Schoeni Art Gallery Ltd., Hong Kong, 2001, p.9