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Apricot trees on a hillside in Hebei province

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  • Description

    This open-air sketch was drawn while Xu Bing was staying in southern Hebei province, working on his degree project. When he was working in the countryside in northern Hebei (1974–1977) he often sketched among a grove of apricot trees, and they feature in many of his landscript paintings.

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    Associated place
    AsiaChina Hebei province (south) (place of creation)
    AsiaChina Hebei province (south) (subject)
    1980 - 1981
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    ink on paper
    15.5 x 20.5 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. 29 on p. 64, pp. 23, 25, 65, 66, illus. p. 64 fig. 29

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