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#14, 1993-2001

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Gift of funds from anonymous donorsexpand_more  2010.55.14

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Artist commentary: Laos was already under the control of the French. The French needed money to run their colony. Opium was a great cash crop for the French. Since the Hmong lived on land that was good for cultivating opium, they were encouraged to grow as much opium as possible. When collecting taxes the French preferred opium to cash.

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Title
#14
Artist Life
American (born Laos), 1972
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2010.55.14
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see previous exhibition catalog for illustrations of all 50 paintings

© Cy Thao