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Nature

teamLab (Collective formed in 2001 in Tokyo, Japan)
Life Survives by the Power of Life, 2011
Single-channel digital work; calligraphy by Sisyu
Duration: 6 minutes, 23 seconds
Asia Society, New York: Gift of Mitch and Joleen Julis in honor of Melissa Chiu, 2015.14
Video still courtesy the artist © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery

Nature

Thomas Cole (1801–1848) 
The Course of Empire: Savage State, ca.1834
Oil on canvas
New-York Historical Society, Gift of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1858.5

City

Zhang Dali (b. 1963 in Harbin, China; lives and works in Beijing)
Demolition: Forbidden City, Beijing, 1998
Chromogenic print
Asia Society, New York: Gift of Christopher Phillips, 2018.24
Photograph © Bruce M. White, 2019

City

Martin Wong (1946–1999)
Canal Street, 1992
Acrylic on canvas
New-York Historical Society, Purchase, Watson Fund, 2000.6ab

 

Protest

Dinh Q. Lê (b. 1968 in Hà Tiên, Vietnam; lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles)
Scrolls #1 and 4 from WTC from Four Perspectives, 2016
Two C-print scrolls (exhibition prints, 2020)
Asia Society, New York: Purchase with funds donated by Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz, 2018.10-11
Exhibition prints courtesy of the artist © Dinh Q. Lê
Photography credit: Photography by Perry Hu © Dinh Q. Lê

Protest

Betye Saar (b. 1926)
Extreme Times Call for Extreme Heroines, 2017
Mixed media and wood figure on vintage washboard, clock
New-York Historical Society, Purchased through the generosity of Louise Mirrer; Ernest Tollerson and Katrinka Leefmans; Pam and Scott Schafler; Marilynn Gelfman Karp; Margi and Andrew Hofer; Linda S. Ferber; Frances Ann Schulman; Nicole, Nathan, and Brian Wagner; an anonymous donor; and members of the Frederick Douglass Council. Additional support provided through the Women Artists Fund in memory of Mildred Mirrer, 2019.76

People

Huang Yan (b. 1966)
Chinese Shan-Shui (landscape)—Tattoo, 1999
Thirteen chromogenic prints
Each: H. 47 1/4 x W. 59 1/16 in. (120 x 150 cm)
Asia Society, New York: Gift of Ethan Cohen in honor of Professor Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen, 2016.1.1-13
Photography by Synthescape © Huang Yan

People

Louise Lyons Heustis (1865–1961)
Annie R. Tinker (1884–1924), 1899
Oil on canvas
New-York Historical Society, Gift of the Annie Tinker Association for Women, Inc., 2016.27

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