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Title

Going to bed with the fish

2017

Artist

Liu Shuyong

China

1962 –

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Beijing China
    Cultural origin
    China
    Date
    2017
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    52.7 x 44.0 cm image; 63.0 x 47.5 cm mount
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., in Chinese, ink "Lao Shu [ 老樹 ]... summer of 2017 [ 丁酉夏 ] ... hot, repaint this painting [熱再造此畫]”.

    Credit
    Edward and Goldie Sternberg Chinese art purchase fund and funds provided by Edwin WS Mok and Bing Wu 2018
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    83.2018
    Copyright
    © Shuyong Liu

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    Liu Shuyong

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Liu Shuyong, known also as Lao Shu, is a much-admired photographer and painter as well as a prolific writer and influential scholar. His paintings carry a sense of the absurd in our modern lives of endless activity and pursuit of material things. It is a humour carried through engaging images that draw on Chinese heritage. The characters in his paintings express emotions from agony to ecstasy and the poems accompanying them are often irreverent.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • The Way We Eat, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Apr 2021–13 Jun 2022

Other works by Liu Shuyong

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