A Cultural Revolution – Alexandra A. Seno

Alexandra A. Seno writes about China’s revolution and patriotic works, from MSNBC:

Revolution is sweeping China’s art world. In recent months, paintings extolling the communist victory of 1949 have emerged as the hottest genre in one of the world’s most exuberant art scenes. With an economy growing at some 11 percent a year and a society morphing radically day by day, fascination with the birth of modern China is growing fast. In recent years, international collectors and critics have been much taken by new Chinese pop and avant-garde works featuring such notorious emblems of communism as red stars, Mao Zedong and People’s Liberation Army soldiers. But Chinese collectors and serious connoisseurs are now becoming far more interested in slightly older works surrounding the creation of the People’s Republic….[Full Text]

August 26, 2007, 7:36 AM
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