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Mainland painting sparks art craze among Taiwanese

(China Daily)
Updated: 2010-03-08 07:48
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Mainland painting sparks art craze among Taiwanese

Taiwanese residents are craving all cultural things Chinese following a painting exhibition by Liu Linghua last month in Taiwan, according to island media.

In what has been dubbed as an "explosive effect" by the media, the Chinese artist has triggered a thirst among locals for more mainland artworks.

The star piece of the show, Liu's most famed Drunken Beauty attracted the most visitors, including Wu Poh-hsiung, honorary chairman of the Kuomintang, who gave the painting high praise during an interview with Taiwan's ETTV station.

(China Daily 03/08/2010 page10)