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James Cohan Gallery

Li Shan

Works From the 1970s

LI SHAN, The White Pagoda, c. 1970s, oil on paper, 32.4 x 21.8 cm. Courtesy

the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai.

For Li Shan, painting during China's Cultural Revolution (1966–76) was as much a means of escape as it was an appreciation for, and expression of, beauty. At the height of this tumultuous, repressive and persecutory period in China's modern history, Li and her comrades of the Wuming ("No Name") art group secretly painted Impressionist-inspired depictions of Beijing's parks and surrounding mountains

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