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Honoring an art lover

By Lin Qi | China Daily | Updated: 2017-08-15 08:08

Honoring an art lover

Visitors at the exhibition, KAWS: Where the End Starts, which features installations by US pop artist KAWS. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Chinese-Indonesian collector Budi Tek, who has been battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years now, hopes he gets "some more time" to accomplish his mission of boosting the image of Shanghai's Yuz Museum, which he founded three years ago.

The 60-year-old says this in the museum's cafeteria in the booming West Bund cultural hub. Visitors find the museum-transformed from a hangar of Longhua Airport-a perfect weekend hangout.

Three exhibitions were on at the museum on Sunday: one of the Brooklyn-based artist KAWS, KAWS: Where the End Starts, which has concluded; Serpentine Door, the China debut of US artist Math Bass; and Will/We Must, which shows works of established Chinese artist Zhou Tiehai.

Tek says the main goal is creating a dialogue between Chinese and Western cultures. And for this, Tek received the Officer of the Legion of Honor from the French government.

It was bestowed by Alex Cruau, the consulate general of France in Shanghai, at the museum on Sunday night.

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