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Kitchen in Handan

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  • Description

    This rural kitchen represents the simplicity of Xu Bing’s preferred subject matter. It compares more than any other of his drawings with the appearance of the French 19th century Barbizon school artists whose works he had seen exhibited in Beijing two years previously. The drawing was included in Xu Bing’s 1981 degree project and exhibited in 1988 in Nuremberg.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaChina Hebei province (Handan) (place of creation)
    AsiaChina Hebei province (Handan) (subject)
    Xu Bing (born 1955) (artist)
    Material and technique
    pencil on paper
    27 x 38.6 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. 14 on p. 45, pp. 16, 18, 60, illus. p. 45 fig. 14

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