Art Acquisitions

In the spirit of collaboration with the Princeton University Art Museum, the Tang Center dedicates funds toward the acquisition of art work. The Center contributes to acquisitions, some initiated by the Center and some by the museum, that both enhance the museum’s collection of East Asian art and create unique opportunities for teaching.
An Ge - Where a Road has been Built in a Mountainous Region Young Children Have Run Uphill to Watch Automobiles
ART ACQUISITION
An Ge
(Chinese, b. 1947)
Where a Road has been Built in a Mountainous Region Young Children Have Run Uphill to Watch Automobiles, 1982
Acquired in 2009; Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Cherney & Chang - After Li Sixun
ART ACQUISITION
Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai 秋麥)
(American, active in China, b. 1969)
Arnold Chang (Zhang Hong 張洪)
(American, b. 1954)
After Li Sixun, 2011
Acquired in 2012; Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Laura P. Hall Memorial Fund, and gift of the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2012-20
Michael Cherney, The Northern Song Spirit Road
ART ACQUISITION
Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai 秋麥)
(American, active in China, b. 1969)
The Northern Song Spirit Road, S2, from the series Bounded by Mountains, 2005
Acquired in 2007; Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2008-56
Michael Cherney, Untitled Album, H3 (Dazu)
ART ACQUISITION
Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai 秋麥)
(American, active in China, b. 1969)
Untitled Album, H3 (Dazu), from the series Bounded by Mountains, 2004
Acquired in 2006; Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2008-55
Cui Fei, Tracing the Origin – 001
ART ACQUISITION
Cui Fei
(b. 1970)
Tracing the Origin – 0012006
Acquired in 2008; Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2008-73
Cui Fei - Tracing the Origin – 002
ART ACQUISITION
Cui Fei
(b. 1970)
Tracing the Origin – 0022006
Acquired in 2008; Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2008-74
Yunsheng - Miners at Wumeng Mountain
ART ACQUISITION
Geng Yunsheng
(Chinese, b. 1954)
Miners at Wumeng Mountain, 2003
Acquired in 2009; Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Hai Bo -Them #6
ART ACQUISITION
Hai Bo (海波)
(Chinese, b. 1962)
Them #61999
Acquired in 2002; Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2002-304 a-b
Artwork by:  Hei Ming. Artwork title: Iron Rice Bowls
ART ACQUISITION
Hei Ming (黑明)
(Chinese, b. 1964)
Iron Rice Bowls (Tiefanwan 鐵飯碗), 1985
Acquired in 2008; Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, L.2008.26
Her Suyoung - Sun and Moon
ART ACQUISITION
Her Suyoung
(Korean, b. 1972)
Sun and Moon, 2012
Acquired in 2013; Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund and gift of the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2013-3
Hokusai - “The Poem of Fujiwara no Michinobu Ason”
ART ACQUISITION
Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎)
(Japanese, 1760–1849)
The Poem of Fujiwara no Michinobu Ason” from the series The Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyaku’nin Isshu Uba-ga-Etoki), 1839
Acquired in 2009; Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Laura P. Hall Memorial Fund and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2009-36
Huang Xinli - Blind Professional Story-Tellers Walking Past Yellow Earth Ravines
ART ACQUISITION
Huang Xinli
(Chinese, b. 1960)
Blind Professional Story-Tellers Walking Past Yellow Earth Ravines, 1997
Acquired in 2009; Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Imao Keinen - Pines, Waves, and Mountains
ART ACQUISITION
Imao Keinen (秋麥)
(Japanese, 1845–1924)
Pines, Waves, and Mountains, 1916
Acquired in 2017; Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2017-8
Kano Eitoku Tatsunobu- Four Seasons Landscape
ART ACQUISITION
Kano Eitoku Tatsunobu (狩野永悳立信)
(Japanese, 1814–1892)
Four Seasons Landscape (Shiji kakei ichiran zu 四時佳景一覧圖), 1882
Acquired in 2017; Princeton University Art Museum, Gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2017-10
Kiishi Chōzen - Shadow Painting: Night Fire in Edo
ART ACQUISITION
Kishi Chōzen (岸長善)
(Japanese, dates unknown)
Shadow Painting: Night Fire in Edo, ca. 1845
Acquired in 2010; Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2011-1
Detail of Hon’ami Kōetsu handscroll
ART ACQUISITION
Hon’ami Kōetsu (本阿弥 光悦)
(Japanese, 1558–1637)
Poems from the New Collection of Japanese Poems from Ancient and Modern Times (Shinkokin wakashū) with Printed Designs of Plants and Animals, before 1615
Acquired in 2003; Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund; Executive Committee of “The Embodied Image: Chinese Calligraphy from the John B. Elliott Collection” exhibition in Japan; and the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2003-94
Li Hua - Efforts to Accelerate the Four Modernizations
ART ACQUISITION
Li Hua (李桦)
(Chinese, 1907–1994)
Efforts to Accelerate the Four Modernizations (为加速实现四化而努力), 1958
Acquired in 2011; Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Asian Art Department Fund and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2011-30
Li Nan - In an Orphanage Short of Staff
ART ACQUISITION
Li Nan
(Chinese, b. 1961)
In an Orphanage Short of Staff, 1990
Acquired in 2009; Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Liu Dan, Portrait of a Man
ART ACQUISITION
Liu Dan
(b. 1953)
Portrait of a Man, 2001
Acquired in 2009; Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, fund, with gifts from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Richard and Ruth Dickes, and David Solo, 2009-119
Artwork by:  Liu Heung Shing. Artwork title: Three Youths in Simao, Yunnan Province
ART ACQUISITION
Liu Heung Shing (劉香成)
(Chinese, b. 1951)
Three Youths in Simao, Yunnan Province, 1981
Acquired in 2002; Princeton University Art Museum, Gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2002-305
Liu Jun, A Parent-Official Like This
ART ACQUISITION
Liu Jun
(b. 1961)
A Parent-Official Like This, 1985
Acquired in 2009; Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Shi Baoxiu - Soldiers Being Transported to the Front Line in Yunnan Use the Railway Military Station for their Meal
ART ACQUISITION
Shi Baoxiu
(b. 1950)
Soldiers Being Transported to the Front Line in Yunnan Use the Railway Military Station for their Meal, 1985
Acquired in 2009; Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Tanomura Chokunyū - The Three Landscapes of Japan
ART ACQUISITION
Tanomura Chokunyū (田能村直入)
(Japanese, 1814–1907)
Tomioka Tessai (富岡鉄斎)
(Japanese, 1837–1924)
The Three Landscapes of Japan (Nihon sankei), 1902
Acquired in 2015; Princeton University Art Museum, Gift of the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, and museum purchase, Hugh Leander Adams, Mary Trumbull Adams and Hugh Trumbull Adams Princeton Art Fund, 2015-6768 a-c
Vanessa Tran, Untitled
ART ACQUISITION
Vannessa Tran
(b. 1975)
Untitled, 2002
Acquired in 2008; Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2008-363
Vanessa Tran, Untitled
ART ACQUISITION
Vannessa Tran
(b. 1975)
Untitled, 2005
Acquired in 2008; Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2008-364
Taihu Rock
ART ACQUISITION
Unknown Artist
Taihu Rock, Qing dynasty (?)
Acquired in 2008; Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, and museum purchase, Asian Art Department Fund, 2008-65
Portrait of a High-ranking Samurai by Utagawa Toyokuni
ART ACQUISITION
Utagawa Toyokuni I (初代歌川豊国)
(Japanese, 1769–1825)
Portrait of a High-ranking Samurai, ca. 1803
Acquired in 2014; Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund and Gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2014-44
Artwork by Kelly Wang entitled Recluse Studio No. 3
ART ACQUISITION
Kelly Wang (王佳怡)
(b. 1992)
Recluse Studio No. 32018
Acquired in 2018; Gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Wang Mansheng - Sound in the Mountains
ART ACQUISITION
Wang Mansheng (王满晟)
(Chinese, b. 1962)
Sound in the Mountains, 2010
Acquired in 2014; Princeton University Art Museum, Gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2014-150
Wei Dezhong - On a Mountain Road a Young Couple Ride a Donkey Back to the Wife's Family
ART ACQUISITION
Wei Dezhong
(b. 1934)
On a Mountain Road a Young Couple Ride a Donkey Back to the Wife’s Family, 1957
Acquired in 2009; Princeton University Art Museum, on loan from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Xu Bing Book from the Sky
ART ACQUISITION
Xu Bing (徐冰)
(Chinese, b. 1955)
Book from the Sky (Tianshu 天書), ca. 1987 – 91
Acquired in 2002; Purchase of the East Asian Studies Program, Princeton University Art Museum, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund; and the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2002-281.1-.5
Xu Bing - Shan cheng (Mountain City)
ART ACQUISITION
Xu Bing (徐冰)
(Chinese, b. 1955)
Mountain City, from the Shattered Jade Series (Shan cheng / Sui yu ji 山城 / 碎玉集), 1982
Acquired in 2010; Princeton University Art Museum, Museum purchase, Asian Art Department Fund and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2010-138
Artwork by:  Zhang Hongtu. Artwork title: Fish
ART ACQUISITION
Zhang Hongtu
(b. 1943)
Fish, 1985
Acquired in 2008; Princeton University Art Museum, gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, and museum purchase, Asian Art Department Fund, 2008-365
Detail of Zhang Hongtu Bikers
ART ACQUISITION
Zhang Hongtu
(b. 1943)
The Bikers, 2001
Acquired in 2008; Princeton University Art Museum, museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund, and gift of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, 2008-332 a-b
Zhi Lin - Drawing and Quartering, from the series Five Capital Punishments in China
ART ACQUISITION
Zhi Lin
(b. 1959)
Drawing and Quartering, from the series Five Capital Punishments in China, 2003
Acquired in 2005; Princeton University Art Museum, museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund, with gifts from the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Alisan Fine Arts, Ltd., Alice King Gallery, and Thaw Charitable Trust, 2005-131