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A canvas makes a political statement.

This painting by Chen Yu has special significance for Hudson's Bay VP Bonnie Brooks, who brought the artwork back with her after living in Asia. "That piece is a very important contemporary Chinese work and the reason is because it's a social commentary. It's a view of society marching forward without thinking or being unique, without speaking out," she explains. The clever placement of the art near the dining table seems to invite the figure in the painting to engage dinner guests in a discussion. 

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