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Sketchbook of Qinghai province landscapes

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  • Description

    The sketch on this page opening was drawn in the vicinity of Longyang Gorge, where the cliffs rise more than 200 metres above the Yellow River. Xu Bing visited the region in 1985 and again in 1986. His sketchbooks from that time include drawings of local nomadic people in addition to landscapes.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaChina Qinghai province (place of creation)
    AsiaChina Qinghai province (subject)
    July 1986
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    ink on paper; bound
    9.8 x 13.4 cm (height x width)
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    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. 35a & 35b on p. 71, pp. 23, 24, illus. p. 71 figs. 35a & 35b

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