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This week, we are featuring artworks acquired during our 30th #CollectorsCommittee weekend, starting with this pair of monumental screens, “Oxen and Shepherds.” A masterpiece by famous 18th-century artist Soga Shōhaku, the screen on the right is a close-up view of two oxen and their two child shepherds, one playing a flute, the other leading one of the oxen; while the screen on the left depicts two male oxen fighting for the favor of the female, who is seen demurely half-hiding behind the tree observing the battle. Learn more on our blog, [Soga Shōhaku, Oxen and Shepherds, 18th century, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of the 2016 Collectors Committee, with additional funds provided by Janet and Marvin Jubas, Richard Wayne, Irene Christopher, Shirley and Ralph Shapiro, Janice and Charles Holland, and Margaret and David Barry, photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA] #lacma #japanesescreens #oxenandshepherds

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