Hung Liu: Promised Land, Rena Bransten Gallery, 2017, RARE, Fine Catalogue

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Hung Liu: Promised Land
ISBN:
0692868135
Author:
Maria Porges et al.
Publisher:
Rena Bransten Gallery
Release Date:
2017
Seller Category:
ART MONOGRAPHS
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1
Condition:
Used: Excellent
Sku: 01690
Notes: Fine, RARE, 4to, 11" x 9 1/2." Multicolored pictorial paper wrappers. Black lettering on front and light blue spine. Covers have light rubbing, slightly bumped tips, and a few tiny marks on back, else clean and intact, binding tight. Pages have slight bumping to tips of fore-edge, else pristine and intact. Replete with color illustrations. RARE in the trade. Unpaginated, 60 pp., including illustrations. Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name at the Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco. The show featured paintings by Hung Liu (1948-2021), a Chinese-American artist, that were inspired by the photographs of Dorothea Lange. In this series, Liu referenced Lange's photos and added pops of bright color to the original compositions as a way to convey hope amid the hardships and bleakness of the Great Depression. Many of Liu's paintings directly reference historical photos to create a bridge between past and present and highlight recurring patterns of sociopolitical trauma throughout history. Essay by Maria Porges. Acquired from the private library of photorealist, Robert Bechtle and art historian, Whitney Chadwick. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.