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#10, 1993-2001

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Gift of funds from anonymous donorsexpand_more  2010.55.10

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Artist commentary: In the mid 1800’s the Chinese empire lost the Opium War to the British. To pay the British, they taxed the poor heavily, especially the Hmong. Many families had to dig up valuables that they had buried with the dead to pay the heavy tax. Out of desperation we rebelled. A long war broke out. We took back many lands, but in the end we lost again.

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#10
Artist Life
American (born Laos), 1972
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Artist
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2010.55.10
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see previous exhibition catalog for illustrations of all 50 paintings

© Cy Thao