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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
Wang Yidong
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Wang Zhenghua
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Wei Rong
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Wu Dayu
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Wu Guanzhong
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Wu Xiaochang
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Wu Zuoren
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Xia Xing
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Xu Mangyao
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Yang Feiyun
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Yang Qiuren
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Yee Bon (Yu Ben)
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Zhai Xinjian
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Zhan Jianjun
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Zhang Chongqing
 
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Zhang Shenxian
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Zhao Shou
Winter Afternoon, 1988
Zhou Wei
 
 

 

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