Yun Gee (b. 1906, Kaiping, Guangdong, China–d. 1963, New York, NY)
Where is My Mother; 1926–1927
Oil on canvas. 20 1/8 x 16 in
Estate of Yun Gee, Courtesy of Li-Ian
Photo courtesy of de Young Museum
Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970
SAN FRANCISCO • de Young Museum • Ongoing
|Nearly 100 works by over 70 artists of Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, and Korean ancestry, many of whom had their work exhibited at the de Young Museum or Legion of Honor in earlier decades, are included. Asian/American/Modern explores the wide range of influences across cultural boundaries on artists such as Ruth Asawa, Chang Dai-chien, Yun Gee, Dong Kingman, Isamu Noguchi, Chiura Obata, Yoko Ono, Alfonso Ossorio, Nam June Paik, and Tseng Yuho. Included in the exhibition: |
Toshio Aoki’s Untitled (Thunder Kami), ca. 1900––the earliest piece in the exhibition is a work on paper featuring a sacred Shinto spirit; the piece demonstrates the passion for Japanese art and design in America at the turn of the twentieth century.
Asian/American/Modern Art will travel to The Noguchi Museum and be on view February 18 to August 23, 2009.
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