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In 1985, Robert Hefner made a trip to all the corners and remote regions of Sichuan Province, often sleeping on cots in small factories, while researching the region’s natural gas potential for China‘s Ministry of Petroleum. While there he saw that Deng Xiaoping‘s post-Cultural Revolution reforms had taken hold so deeply he concluded they were irreversible and that unprecedented growth was sure to continue into the 21st Century. He also believed this would undoubtedly result in a period of unprecedented human change and he knew that such tumultuous change over the centuries had produced great periods of art. So he began to search out what was happening in Chinese art and found that following the Cultural Revolution, many of the younger painters had turned to oil painting to express their pent up creativity. He began collecting immediately by seeking out and acquiring the best examples of this exceptional period.

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Winter Afternoon, 1988
Ai Xuan
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Ai Zhongxin
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Cai Jipin
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Cao Li
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Cao Liwei
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Chang Qing
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Chen Chengbo
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Chen Qiang
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Chen Yanning
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Chen Yifei
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Guan Liang
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Guo Chunming
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
He Daqiao
Winter Afternoon, 1988
He Datian
Winter Afternoon, 1988
He Jiancheng
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
He Kongde
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Hu Mingzhi
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Jian Feng
 
 

 

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