This is how we used to paint in the Sung Dynasty, my buddy Mi Fei and I—in the Blue-Green Style.
How many turquoise ornaments and lapislazuli hair-pins I have pulverized to get those colors!
For fun we would copy each other's paintings and sign them with our own names. Who could know—in the eleventh century—that Mi would hit the big time and become world famous?
Those paintings bearing his name in the Palace Museum, Taipe, and in the Freer Gallery, Boston are really mine!
And I want them back.