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Peking University

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  • Description

    This view of the grounds of Peking University was drawn on one of Xu Bing’s visits home from the countryside village where he spent three years (1974-1977) as an urban youth during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). During visits home he saw art exhibitions and on several occasions visited Li Zongjin, an artist and family friend who taught him oil painting.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaChinaHebei province Beijing (Peking University) (place of creation)
    AsiaChinaHebei province Beijing (Peking University) (subject)
    August 1976
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    pencil on paper
    19.5 x 18.2 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. 1 on p. 28, pp. 14, 46, 53, 56, illus. p. 28 fig. 1

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