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Li Hongwei and Saul Steinberg Public Opening

Li Hongwei will attend the public opening.

Li Hongwei is a Chinese sculptor who currently works and lives in Beijing and New York. He earned degrees at two preeminent art schools: The Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (BFA in sculpture, 2005) and Alfred University in Alfred, New York (MFA in ceramic art, 2007). He subsequently taught and published in both China and the United States. In 2015, he was invited to lecture as a visiting artist at Harvard University. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (Geneva), the Chinese Sculpture Institute (Beijing), and the Taylor Foundation (established in 1844; Paris).

Li Hongwei’s works have been collected by: The British Museum, London; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, NY; China APEC International Conference Center; The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas; and others. Over the years, his works have been exhibited in: The National Art Museum of China; The Louvre; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Fox Art Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania; and the Dublin Castle in Ireland, among others. In 2013, he was awarded the Taylor Prize by the 2013 France International Salon.

Saul Steinberg is best known for his six-decade career as an artist for The New Yorker and other prominent publications. Steinberg's relationship with art began in his father’s book binding and printing shop in Bucharest, where he observed the merging of high-art imagery and commercialism—a theme that would later define the style and subject matter of his own art. Fleeing anti-Semitism and fascism, Steinberg made his way to the United States in 1942. While in the U.S., he continued to publish his drawings during and after World War II, and he exhibited artwork internationally as well. His style is marked by an economy of line and wit, learned during his early years at Bertoldo, an Italian humor newspaper. His work has been shown in notable exhibitions at galleries and museums, incuding Pace Gallery, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro; Morgan Library & Museum, and Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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