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Gaylord Chan, 1925–2020

BY Johnson Tsong-zung Chang

Portrait of GAYLORD CHAN in front of Half Yellow Moon, 1989, acrylic on canvas, 122 × 122 cm.

Courtesy Josephine Chow and Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong.

I think Gaylord would have liked to be missed, but not mourned. It is not easy to think about him except in the most vivid present tense. Gaylord himself would surely complain in Hades if we relinquished thoughts of him to the past.

It has never been easy to pull wool over Gaylord’s eyes. He always saw through…

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