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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
Jiang Guo Fang
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Kuang Jian
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Leng Jun
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Li Binggang
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Li Kai
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Li Xiushi
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Lin Fengmian
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Lin Hongji
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Liu Aimin
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Liu Bingjiang
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Liu Haisu
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Luo Erchun
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Luo Zhongli
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Mao Lizi
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Pan Yuliang
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Pang Maokun
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Sanyu (Chang Yu)
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Wang Huaiqing
 
 

 

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