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Apricot tree on a hillside in Hebei province

  • loan
  • Description

    This sketch, like LI2007.27, was drawn while Xu Bing was working on his degree project, though both are informal works not included in his final submission. He has used children’s materials, as he did while working in the countryside when materials were scarce.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaChina Hebei province (south) (place of creation)
    AsiaChina Hebei province (south) (subject)
    1980 - 1981
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    pen, ink, and watercolour on paper
    15.5 x 20.5 cm (height x width)
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    Credit line
    Lent by Xu Bing's Studio.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 28 February-19 May 2013, Xu Bing Landscape/Landscript: Nature as Language in the Art of Xu Bing, Shelagh Vainker, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 30 on p. 65, pp. 23, 66, illus. p. 65 fig. 30

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