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Byron Cohen Presents Works from China Through the Eyes of a Child

Deng Wushu, Through the Eyes of a Child No. 1, 2008, oil on canvas, 7?3? x 9?10?
Deng Wushu, Through the Eyes of a Child No. 1, 2008, oil on canvas, 7?3? x 9?10?

Sales of Chinese-made clothes, electronics and toys have fallen off a cliff in the last couple of years. But the global recession has only cooled the red-hot Chinese art market. Last year, 11 of the world's top 20 best-selling artists were Chinese.

By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – And dozens of galleries, dealing primarily in contemporary Chinese art, opened in Bejing and Shanghai over the last decade. A dealer in Kansas City figured this out. Byron Cohen added more contemporary Chinese artists to his roster in recent years, and he's doing just fine.

Deng Wushu : Works from China
USA Premier Solo Exhibition
Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art
May 15 - September 25, 2009.
Note: A special closing reception with the artist takes place First Friday, September 4th, 7 - 9 pm.

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