Christie’s to Present The Beauty of Art: An Exhibition of Modern Chinese Painter Shi Lu

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NEW YORK, NY.- In conjunction with Asian Art Week (March 22-25), Christie’s New York will mount a rare presentation of one of 20th century China’s most distinctive artists, in the special exhibition The Beauty of Art: An Exhibition of Paintings and Calligraphy by Shi Lu in the Private Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth. Featuring forty paintings and calligraphy, which are presented for viewing only and are not for sale, The Beauty of Art will be shown March 15-31 in Christie’s Gallery 7 at 20 Rockefeller Plaza, Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The exhibition will be presented in a gallery guide. Shi Lu (1919-1982) studied traditional Chinese art during his youth in Sichuan, then joined Mao Zedong and the Communist forces and mastered the socialist realist style imported from the Soviet Union. Subsequently, he evolved an utterly distinctive style of frenetic brushwork, which he applied to traditio