LOS ANGELES – Located in Covina, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum is the largest art museum in East Los Angeles County. It was opened in 2014 and has a collection of over two hundred pieces of art, including western paintings, Chinese paintings, calligraphy, poems, hand-painted tiles and marbles, as well as a unique style of sculpture called Yun Sculpture, which was never seen before in the world, all done by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. The art by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is considered world class. A painting by him, the Ink Lotus, was sold for 16.5 million US Dollars in the 2015 Spring Auction in New York, setting the highest record price in that auction and making it the price leader among art works by all living artists. The many micro-impressionist paintings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III in the museum are vividly colorful. Though static and 2-dimensional, these paintings exude an energy of live that flows dynamically in three dimensions. The Chinese paintings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III are full of varieties in subjects, including paintings of lively pandas and lions where the furs of the animals were drawn in painstaking details, and landscape paintings, some of which are done in fine brushwork and some with broad virility. The Ancient Village in Mountain and Springs painting measures only 2 inches on each side but contains minute and delicate sceneries of peaks, valley, waterfall, trees, and the sea of clouds.

There are also several carp paintings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III in the museum. The Carp in a Lotus Pond set a price record for limited replicas with each copy sold for three hundred seventy-nine thousand and five hundred Dollars in the international art auction market many years ago. In 2016, the museum was added a huge frame of painting, the Dragon Carp Frolic in the Lotus Pond, which contains both fine brushwork and freehand brushwork. In that painting, the fish, lotus, water, flowers and watergrass all show spirits that are unforgettable, as is the tremendous force brought out by the brushwork. This painting is indeed a world-class treasure. It was already appraised for 59 million Dollars ($1,978,500 per square foot) by a reputable and legally certifiable appraisal company at that time. That painting is open for replication to public, and someone offered to purchase the copy if it is replicated successfully from the original painting for very high price. However, no one has yet been able to successfully replicate it so far. As can been seen, it has indeed reached such a great level! The offer is still good today, and anyone who is interested in replicating it is welcome.

What is the most applaudable is the several super-tridimensional Yun sculptures on display in the museum by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Some are grandiose and others are delicate, but all look as though the energy of the universe is flowing and changing. Yun sculptures are unique in the world. There are only two museums in the world where they can be viewed and H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum is one of them.

As a non-profit organization, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum does not only display and promote art and culture by letting public visit for free, but also work to provide charity services of all kind in the community. For example, It make periodic visits and donations to senior centers, centers for abused women and children, handicap centers, centers for autistic youths, orphanages and other social service organizations. It also donates to and support local police and fire departments. The museum also holds periodic art contests and displays, provides scholarships to students and encourages youths to make creations in art and culture. These social services have won the museum critical acclaims among all levels in the society. Visitors to the museum not only are surprised by the wonderful beauty of the art in the museum but also leave with beautiful, blissful and happy impressions. They unanimously leave great comments and the highest ratings for the museum on Yelp, and as such Yelp specially presented H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum with its highest 5-star congratulatory award. The meaning it represents is that visitors all like the museum very much, and the precious treasures of the museum let people appreciate the beautifulness of art.

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