Item 9

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Guvanchmyrat Hojanyyazov
They, 2007

Oil on canvas
29” × 39”
$5,600 SOLD

They is devoted to the protection of children's rights. My painting urges the preservation of childhood: to protect the rights of the child and the option for their own future, to respect them as a person, and support their independence, and not to interfere roughly in their world. They’re just children, restless and curious. The adult world with their “right” and measured gait will come and take the boy and place him or her within the artificial framework of laws and principles, and the child will then become like everyone else.”