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After the Madness: The Secular Life, Art and Imitation of Bada Shanren (1626-1705)

February 15, 2003 – July 27, 2003

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Sublevel 1

One of China's renowned painters and calligraphers of the early Qing dynasty, Bada Shanren's (1626-1705) art work was frequently imitated. This exhibition includes 15 works created by the artist, together with 4 later forgeries, and 2 paintings by 20th-century followers. Issues of connoisseurship, copying, and fakery are discussed.