Forever Goodbye by Lucy Liu
Actress Lucy Liu is probably best known for her roles in Kill Bill, Charlie’s Angels, Allie McBeal and more recently Kung Fu Panda and Dirty Sexy Money. However, she is also an artist. Lucy Liu paints under the name Yu Ling, reportedly to gain distinction as an artist through her ability rather than rely on her celebrity status.
Lucy Liu’s artwork has been exhibited in galleries throughout the world. In 2006 she presented her “Glass Onion” exhibition at the Milk Gallery in New York City. Following the exhibition, her original artworks were sold at auction, raising more than $267,000 to benefit UNICEF. Lucy Liu is a UNICEF Celebrity Ambassador. She was appointed U.S. Fund for UNICEF Ambassador in 2005. She supports UNICEF’s HIV/AIDS awareness and education programs.
An original painting by Lucy Liu was included in the Bloomsbury Auctions 20th Century Art and Editions sale earlier this month. According to the Bloomsbury Auctions description, the painting, Forever Goodbye, is a large acrylic work signed Yu Ling lower right and signed Lucy Liu, dated and annotated in ink verso. The painting was estimated to sell between $25,000-$30,000. However, it went unsold. According to Eric Winkler of Bloomsbury Auctions, the piece is still available for purchase. For more information contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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