CULTURE 'Harmonious Co-Existence': Exhibition featuring masterpieces from 61 countries and regions opens in Beijing

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'Harmonious Co-Existence': Exhibition featuring masterpieces from 61 countries and regions opens in Beijing

CGTN

06:44, July 04, 2018

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Good news for art lovers in Beijing! An international art exhibition is underway at the National Art Museum of China. The collection, titled "Harmonious Co-Existence", features artworks from over 60 countries and regions.

Over 200 paintings, prints, photos and sculptures, dating as far back as the 19th century, are on display.

Artists include Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and David Hockney. Their works are among the most expensive on the world art market today.

Since its opening in 1963, the National Art Museum of China has assembled more than 110,000 artworks in its collection, among which some 3,500 items have been produced by foreign artists.

"We chose these 241 artworks from over 3,500 pieces. We want to showcase the beauty created by people from different countries and nations. We want the world to pay attention to the variety of beauty," says Wu Weishan, curator of the National Art Museum of China. The exhibition is divided into six sections: international artworks donated by the famous collecting couple Peter and Irene Ludwig, international oil paintings, international printmaking, international sculptures, international photographs and miscellaneous watercolor paintings, sketches, and lacquerware. 

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