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Terraced hillside in Hebei

  • loan
  • Description

    This hillside is shown in early morning light in late autumn. It is one of many drawings unwrapped in late 2012 after 20 years parcelled up in storage at Peking University. Xu Bing left a number of works there before his departure for the USA in 1990. They were removed to an outhouse where some unfortunately sustained water damage.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaChina Hebei province (south) (place of creation)
    AsiaChina Hebei province (south) (subject)
    AsiaChina Hebei province (Taihang Mountains) (subject)
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    pencil and white crayon on paper
    39.5 x 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. 10 on p. 39, pp. 16, 44, 46, 59, illus. p. 39 fig. 10

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