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Art Museum Receives Major Art Gifts

Luk Keng Village (left) and Zen Lotus

The Art Museum at the Institute of Chinese Studies recently received two paintings by renowned ink painter Lui Shou-kwan (1919–1975), kindly contributed by the Friends of the Art Museum and two longtime supporters of the museum. Lui was one of the most innovative painters in Hong Kong during the 20th century who played a critical role in advocating 'new ink painting' during the 1960s and early 1970s. The two paintings, titled Zen Lotus (dated 1970) and Luk Keng Village (dated 1969), are both iconic works by the artist.

'We are thrilled to receive such a generous gift of art,' said Prof. Jenny F. So, director of the Art Museum. 'While the value of the two paintings is estimated at over HK$2 million, we maintain that their significance lies in their transformative power and innovative visual language.'

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