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REVIEWS

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The Ashmolean Museum

Qu Lei Lei

Everyone's Life is an Epic

by RUPERT WINCHESTER

QU LEI LEI, Johnston - A Chelsea Pensioner,• 2004. Chinese brush and ink on rice paper, bark paper, bamboo paper and mineral paint, collage.• 132 x 112 cm.• Courtesy the artist and The Ashmolean Museum.

Following the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, the Xingxing (Stars) group in Beijing led a movement that increased freedom of expression in China’s visual arts (see Stars on page 68); Qu Lei Lei was an influential member of the Stars.

In 1979…

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