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Happy Year of the Snake

Wu Yinxian, Night of Festival, China, 1984 (236.1988) China Pictorial, 1975 (346.2005) Weegee, Chinatown–Fire Cracker Going Off (14538.1993) February 10 will mark one of the biggest holidays on the Chinese calendar, the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. We will … Continue reading

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What’s the Point?

Pointing fingers is rude. W. Eugene Smith, British actor, playwright, and composer, Noel Coward, 1949 In western cultural codes and etiquette, we are taught not to point fingers at people, as it is unacceptable. Quite naturally, being pointed at is … Continue reading

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Wu Yinxian and the Victorious Party

Wu Yinxian, Get Organized, Yan’an, 1943 Taken during the Sino-Japanese war, this photograph of Mao Zedong comprises one in a series of images made by Wu Yinxian that effectively cemented the career of Wu and further elucidated the power and … Continue reading

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Time to Blossom!!!

Ernst Haas, Gloxinias, Munich, 1980 Wu Yinxian, Flowers, Beijing, 1975 Jeannette Klute, Foam Flower, ca. 1950 Ernst Haas, Calla Lilies, New York, 1982

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