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Neon Artist Lisa Schulte and Blue-chip Artist Jiannan Huang Collaboration Artwork Revealed

Updated: Jul 13, 2023

Neon artist Lisa Schulte holds up a cell phone with LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang attending by video conference from Beijing, China

Panorama City, California, USA. 12th July, 2023. Neon artist Lisa Schulte and LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang announced the completion of the artwork they created together, a collaboration of neon sculptured light and a bold and vibrant oil painting called "Silver River Flowing Through Golden Valley." Their artistic collaboration was announced last month at a press conference at Lisa Schulte's Nights of Neon studio in Panorama City, California. What is unusual about this collaboration is that the two artists have never met in person. Jiannan Huang lives in Beijing, China, and Lisa Schulte lives in Los Angeles. They worked together by communicating through interactive exchanges, video conferences, and using interpreters to overcome the language barrier between them.

TV host and LABA founder, Joey Zhou, shows the art piece to Jiannan Huang in China (cell phone) with neon artist Lisa Schulte

Lisa Schulte is an American artist, also known as "The Neon Queen", who is best known for her work in expressive neon sculpture. Her work is exhibited at galleries and museums internationally. Schulte started bending neon in the early 1980s, creating custom neon signs and neon prop rentals to the entertainment industry under her Los Angeles-based neon studio, Nights of Neon. In addition to making her own art, Schulte produces custom designs and signage for clients that have included: Showtime, The WB, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, ABC, Nike, CBS, Chanel, Calvin Klein, Gucci, HBO, Hulu, Netflix, YSL, KARMA Automotive, & NBC. Lisa Schulte is also the winner of the the 2nd LABA Icon Award and a LABA advisor.

LAVA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang

Jiannan Huang is one of the world's finest artists, specializing in Western oil painting and Chinese ink. He is ranked third on the 2023 Hurun China Art List and 19th on the 202 Hurun Global List with sales of $29 million. Jiannan holds several positions - Director of the Chinese Traditional Culture Promotion Association, member of the French National Artists Committee, art consultant for the World Low Carbon Cities Alliance, and France Geany City Gold Medal Honorary Citizen. He was awarded the title of "Earl" by the Indonesian Royal Family. In 2021, he was given an honorary membership into the Royal Society of St. George (RSSG), California Branch, and received the RSSG "Master of Arts" Award and the Top 10 LABA Most Influential and Most Valuable Artist Award in 2022.

TV host and LABA founder Joey Zhou

The two artists first met during a video conference at the Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) Icon Awards last year, and decided to collaborate on an art piece together. After nearly two months of research and discussion, Jiannan Huang's painting "Golden Valley and Silver Flowing “ which had just been valued at US$2 million was chosen as the basis for their collaboration. Schulte worked with her team to transform the oil painting into a unique neon sculpture art piece. Now that the art piece is completed, Lisa Schulte and Jiannan Huang will be discussing other possible collaborations, and how to market and exhibit the art piece.

Nights of Neon studio

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