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A Seed

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  • Description

    The composition of this print derives from an early sketch (LI2007.44). The tyre marks on the right are imprinted on a patch of seeds at the roadside, in the same way that Xu Bing’s early drawings refer to rather than depict the presence of people in a landscape. The whole, however, shows a different way of thinking about landscape representation and a new departure in Xu Bing’s work.

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (place of creation)
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (printmaker)
    Material and technique
    45 x 60 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. 59 on p. 97, pp. 22, 77, 80, 81, illus. p. 22 fig. 7 & p. 97 fig. 59

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