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Mills College Art Museum

Hung Liu

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HUNG LIU, Jui Jin Shan (Old Gold Mountain), 1994, 200,000 fortune cookies with train rail, ties, tie plates. 

Photo by Phil Bond Photography. Courtesy the artist..


Flour, butter, sugar, a few drops of vanilla and sesame oil: the simple ingredients for a certain crispy cookie that serves as a multivalent metaphor for the Chinese-American immigrant experience. Among the artists to capitalize on this motif is painter, muralist and installation artist Hung Liu, who listed “Fortune Cookie” as her name in one of her best-known paintings,

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