Artwork Description

Hung Liu – Musicians

Dimensions: 72 x 96 x 8.5″
Year: 1992
Medium: oil on canvas

Musicians is an early work by Hung Liu that features three dimensional objects.

Hung Liu one of the most important contemporary artists internationally. She has overcome great challenges in her life as well as in her artistic career. Forced to leave her home in Changchun, China, Liu went on to live in Beijing and was then sent to the Chinese countryside to endure forced labor during Mao’s Cultural Revolution. There, Liu witnessed unimaginable hardship, and she resolved to give them remembrance in her paintings.

Hung Liu is the subject of a major career retrospective at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in 2021, and her works are featured in more than 50 prestigious museum collections throughout the world.