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Art Acquisitions

In the spirit of collaboration with the Princeton University Art Museum, the Tang Center dedicates funds toward the acquisition of art work. Over the past several years, the Tang Center has contributed toward the following works, which are all housed in the Princeton University Art Museum.


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2014
Sound in the Mountains
Wang Mansheng (born 1962)
Ink and walnut ink on cardboard
 

HerSuyong245
2013
Sun and Moon
Her Suyoung (born 1972)
Six-panel folding screen; ink on paper, overall 57 x 115.5 in.
Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art (2013-3).Photograph: Bruce M. White

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2012
Untitled, 2011
Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai秋麥, born 1969)
Arnold Chang (Zhang Hong張洪, born 1954)
Sheet; ink painting and photographic inkjet print on paper, 55.9 x 91.4 cm
Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase. Laura P. Hall Memorial Fund, and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art. Photograph: Jeff Evans.

PUAM-LiHua
2011
Efforts to Accelerate the Four Modernizations 为加速实现四化而努力, 1958
Li Hua 李桦 (1907—1994)
Print; ink and colors on paper, 40 x 47 cm
Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art.

ShadowPainting2011-1
2010
Shadow Painting: Night Fire in Edo, ca. 1845
Kishi Chōzen岸長善, dates unknown
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper, 227x 73.7 cm; image, 128.8 x 60.1 cm
Princeton University Art Museum, museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art 2011-1. Photograph: Bruce M. White.

XuBing-SJSeries
2010
Shan cheng 山城 (Mountain City), Shattered Jade Series (Sui yu ji 碎玉集) Signed, dated 1982, AP
Xu Bing (b. 1955)
Woodblock print. Sheet; ink on paper, 33.4 x 33.4 cm
Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Asian Art Department Fund, and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art (2010-138). Photograph: Bruce M. White.

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2009
Portrait of a Man, 2001
Liu Dan (b. 1953)
Red chalk on ivory antique paper, 15.0 x 12.0 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, fund, with gifts from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Richard and Ruth Dickes, and David Solo (2009−119). Photograph: Bruce M. White.

WeiDezhong
2009
On a Mountain Road a Young Couple Ride a Donkey Back to the Wife's Family, 1957
Wei Dezhong (b. 1934)
Gelatin silver print; 45 x 45.7 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art.

AnGe
2009
Where a Road has been Built in a Mountainous Region Young Children Have Run Uphill to Watch Automobiles, 1982
An Ge (b. 1947)
Gelatin silver print; 35.3 x 51.1 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art.

LiuJun
2009
A Parent-Official Like This, 1985
Liu Jun (b. 1961)
Gelatin silver print; 51 x 40.7 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art.

ShiBaoxiu
2009
Soldiers Being Transported to the Front Line in Yunnan Use the Railway Military Station for their Meal, 1985
Shi Baoxiu (b. 1950)
Inkjet print from digitally scanned negative; 33.5 x 50.1 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art.

LiNan
2009
In an Orphanage Short of Staff, 1990
Li Nan (b. 1961)
Gelatin silver print; 33.4 x 49.8 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art.

HuangXinli
2009
Blind Professional Story-Tellers Walking Past Yellow Earth Ravines, 1997
Huang Xinli (b. 1960)
Gelatin silver print; 33.8 x 51.1 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art.

GengYunsheng
2009
Miners at Wumeng Mountain, 2003
Geng Yunsheng (b. 1954)
Gelatin silver print; 24.7 x 37.2 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art.

Hokusai
2009
"The Poem of Fujiwara no Michinobu Ason" from the series The Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyaku'nin Isshu Uba-ga-Etoki), ca. 1839
Katsushika Hokusai (1760−1849) Published by Eijudo
Color woodblock print, 26.0 x 37.5 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Laura P. Hall Memorial Fund, and the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art (2009−36). Photograph: Jeff Evans.

Hei Ming
2008
Iron Rice Bowl
Hei Ming (b. 1964)
Black-and-white Photograph; 34.3 x 50.8 cm. Edition 2.
Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art. Photo: Guangdong Museum of Art.

Fish
2008
Fish, 1985
Zhang Hongtu (b. 1943)
Acrylic on canvas, 165.0 x 183.0 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, and museum purchase, Asian Art Department Fund (2008-365). Photo: Bruce M. White.

Tran
2008
Untitled, 2002
Vannessa Tran (b. 1975)
Graphite on paper, 43.3 x 56.2 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art (2008-363). Photo: Bruce M. White.

Tran
2008
Untitled, 2005
Vannessa Tran (b. 1975)
Oil on canvas, 29.3 x 26.0 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art (2008-364). Photo: Bruce M. White.

Bikers
2008
The Bikers, 2001, printed 2008.
Zhang Hongtu (b. 1943)
Two hanging scrolls; computer-generated images printed on canvas, left, 213.0 x 109.1 cm; right, 212.6 x 109.1 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund, and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art (2008-332 a-b). Photo: Bruce M. White.

Taihu Rock
2008
Taihu Rock, Chinese, Qing dynasty (?)
Limestone with hongmu wood base, h. 53, w. 18.5, d. 18 inches.
Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, and museum purchase, Asian Art Department Fund. Photo: Bruce M. White.

Tracing
2008
Tracing the Origin-001 and 002, 2006.
Cui Fei (b. 1970)
Photo transfer on paper, 76.8 x 58.0 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art (2008-73). Photo: Bruce M. White.

Spirit Road
2007
The Northern Song Spirit Road, S2, from the series Bounded by Mountains, 2005.
Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai, b. 1969)
Photographic album, open 26.0 x 415.8 cm. Edition 4/18.
Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art (2008-56). Photo: Bruce M. White.

Cropp
2006
Untitled Album, H3 (Dazu), from the series Bounded by Mountains, 2004.
Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai, b. 1969)
Photographic album, open, 26.0 x 494 cm. Edition 2/9.
Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art (2008-55). Photo: Bruce M. White.

Zhi Lin
2005
Drawing and Quartering, from the series Five Capital Punishments in China, 2003.
Zhi Lin (b. 1959)
Hanging scroll mounted as a thangka; charcoal on canvas, screenprinting on ribbons, image 269.2 x 188.0 cm, with mount 365.8 x 213.4 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund, with gifts from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Alisan Fine Arts, Ltd., Alice King Gallery, and Thaw Charitable Trust (2005-131). Photo: Bruce M. White.

Koetsu
2003
Poems from the New Collection of Japanese Poems from Ancient and Modern Times (Shinkokin wakashu) with Printed Designs of Plants and Animals, before 1615
Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637), Japanese, Edo period
Unsigned. Handscroll fragment; ink and mica on colored paper. Callig: 24.1 x 352.5 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund; with funds from the Executive Committee of "The Embodied Image: Chinese Calligraphy from the John B. Elliott Collection" exhibition in Japan; and the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art (2003-94).

Liu Heung
2002
Three Youths in Simao, Yunnan Province
Liu Heung Shing (b. 1951)
Signed; dated 1981 (printed in 8/2002), 47/50. Gelatin silver photograph, 37.3 x 55.8 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art (2002-305).

Hai Bo
2002
Them #6
Hai Bo (b. 1962)
Signed; dated 1999, 5/18. Two chromogenic development prints. a). image 60.2 x 86.8 cm.. b). image 60.1 x 83.0 cm.
Princeton University Art Museum, museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, fund and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art (2002-304 a-b). Photo: Bruce M. White.
Hai Bo

Xu Bing
2002
Book from the Sky (Tianshu)
Xu Bing (b. 1955)
Signed; edition no. 49/100, ca. 1987-91.Boxed set of four Chinese bound, hand-printed books; ink on paper, plus wood box.
Purchase of the East Asian Studies Program, Princeton University Art Museum, and the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art (2002-281.1-.5).