Good Luck in the Year of the Rabbit is a self-portrait donated by Beijing artist Yue Minjun in support of the Asian Cultural Council (ACC), one of the world's foremost cultural exchange program sponsoring emerging artists from Asia for customized educational experiences abroad. Yue Minjun created the drawing to serve as the "jackpot prize" for the Chance Machine, a site-specific interactive sculpture which Hong Kong artist Amy Cheung designed for the ACC's booth at ART HK 11: Hong Kong International Art Fair. This prize eluded more than 700 ticket buyers who tried their luck at winning it. This work is now being offered at auction to support ACC. Proceeds from the sale will provide an emerging Asian artist with a customized educational and cultural exchange experience enabling him/her to travel to the U.S. or another country in Asia.
The Asian Cultural Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting cultural exchange in the visual and performing arts between countries of Asia and the United States and among the countries of Asia. Established in 1963 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, the ACC has awarded over 6,000 grants to arts professionals, many of whom are now leaders and pioneers in their field and who received support in the early stages of their career. These arts professionals include Cai Guo-Qiang, Takashi Murakami, Lin Hwai-min, Shen Wei, Barbara London and Alexandra Munroe amongst many others. ACC Hong Kong was established in 1987 with support from local funding partners and has played a key role in the development of the arts and cultural leadership in the region. ACC is headquartered in New York City and maintains offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Manila and Taipei. We are a 501(c) (3)non-profit organization in the United States and a registered charity in Hong Kong.
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