Coming Soon to the Ashmolean.
Qu Leilei: A Chinese Artist in Britain (7 Nov 2017 to 15 Apr 2018.)
This exhibition and the accompanying book should establish his reputation as a great artist . Reviewing Everyone’s Life is an Epic in 2005 set me on the journey to write Brushstrokes in Time. This is a chance to see why I admire his art as well as his courage. He was a founding member of the avant-garde ‘Stars Group'(1979) ( See Pic at their illegal exhibition ) and came to England in 1985 with 35 dollars and a roll of paintings.
The picture of me with Qu Leilei was taken at the Summer Palace and inspired Little Winter’ (Pre Cultural Revolution) childhood weekend home.