Liu Xiaodong's Paintings Make Far-Away Friends Feel Warm and Close
by Jen Graves
on Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM
Liu Xiaodong was the one who moved away from his hometown, an industrial village, to go to Beijing and make it big. He did—he’s a star in world art. But 30 years after he left at 17, he went back to paint his childhood friends, who look lost in history, suspended on the other end of instant Chinese urbanization.