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Gordon Cheung: New Order Vanitas

December 09, 2017 - February 04, 2018

December 9 – February 4

Exhibition Host Committee
Christine Aylward, Chairman
Jodi Luntz, Sofia Vollmer de Maduro, Nancy Ellison Rollnick, Sally Soter, Mieke van Waveren

British artist Gordon Cheung, with ancestral ties to Hong Kong, has created a remarkable body of prints inspired by vanitas still-life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age — sumptuous floral bouquets which seem to defy their ultimate decay and dissolution. This body of work called “New Order” was suggested by the financial crisis of 2008 and its precursor in western economic history, the “tulip mania” which wiped out many fortunes in 1637. Cheung graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2001 and he exhibits internationally; his works are found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others.


 Jan Davidsz. de Heem I (Small New Order) Courtesy Gordon Cheung and Alan Cristea Gallery, London

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