Hung Liu: WashingTown Blues, Halsey Gallery, 1998, RARE, Fine Catalogue

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Sloan, Mark (Editor), et al. Charleston, SC: Halsey Gallery, School of Arts, College of Charleston, 1998.
English, Fine, SC, 4to or 8vo, 8 1/4" x 6," 14 pp., including illustrations.

Red and blue pictorial paper wrappers with staple binding. White lettering on front. No lettering to spine. Covers pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Pages pristine and intact. Illustrations in black-and-white and color included. RARE in the trade. Exhibition catalog published on the occasion of the 1998 Piccolo Spoleto Invitational Exhibition that was held at the Halsey Gallery, School of the Arts, College of Charleston from May 21-June 6, 1998. The featured artist was Hung Liu (1948-2021), a Chinese-American artist. Liu is perhaps best-known for her paintings that address the persistence of history, East-West relations, and Chinese identity. _WashingTown Blues_ is a mixed-media installation that pays homage to the Chinese immigrants who arrived to Charleston, South Carolina from the 1880s-1940s. Most of the Chinese immigrants in Charleston during this time worked in the laundry business. Liu references this fact in her installation art by incorporating Chinese garments, fabric, irons, and ironing boards. Includes essays by Mark Sloan, Lucy R. Lippard, and Jian Li. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.