Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Long Museum, West Bund

Chen Zhen, left, Wu Genda, right

A solid overview of 1980s and 1990s Chinese painting. To quote Time Out Shanghai, "This impressive sister venue to the Long Museum in Pudong provides a further showcase of investment tycoon Liu Yiqian and his wife Wang Wei's enormous private art collection. The first collectors from Mainland China to be included in the ARTnews 200 Top Collectors list, the pair have spent twenty years purchasing Chinese works of contemporary and historical art."

Smoke painting by Cai Guo-Qiang--my favorite work there.

Ye Yongching, Painting and Bird, 2010

Zhou Chunya, rock paintings, 1999

Ding Yi - Appearance of Crosses, 2007

Ding Yi - detail

Ding Yi - also represented at the Yuz with large paintings.

Zhou Zietai, 2003 - From the Movie Star Series
Yu Hong, Two of Us No. 2, 2007

A Yu Hong portrait series from the 1990s

Yue Minjun--shades of Alex Katz in a strange way.

Song Yonghong, Light, 1998

Liu Wei, Landscape, 2004

Li Songsong, In God We Trust, 2006

Piece de resistance

Lin Zhaoyang, Youth Never Returns, 1998

One of three ambitious sculptures on view

Paintings awaiting storage or shipment in a back stairwell

Leaving off where we began: Chen Zhen

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