Sunday, November 30, 2008

CHELSEA ART is WHAT'S GOOD IN NYC / Artist : FANG LIJUN at Arario Gallery/ Nov 6th 2008-Jan 17th 2009

Fang Lijun is one of  China's best-known artists and the recognized leader of the Cynical Realism movement, is exhibited his new body of work at Arario Gallery in New York. 
Born in Hebei, China in 1963, Fang Lijun grew up during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), witnessed its failures and endured its hardships. Stigmatized as a "rich peasant" during this turbulent period, his father kept him at home to protect him from persecution, encouraging him to paint and providing the necessary tools.  Fang Lijun lives and works in Beijing, his work is held in numerous museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Seattle Art Museum; Philadelphia Art Museum; Queensland Art Museum, South Brisbane, Australia; Centre Pompidou, France; and the Modern Art Museum, Tokyo.

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