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  • Provenance

    Linda Gallery, Beijing
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    (i), (vii)-(viii) Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Xu Bing: A Retrospective, 25 January - 20 April 2014, pp. 150-155, 160-161 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    (iv), (viii)-(x) Beijing, Ink Studio, Xu Bing: Language and Nature, 14 July - 23 September 2018 (another example exhibited)
    (vi), (ix) Beijing, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Xu Bing: Thought and Method, 21 July - 21 October 2018 (another example exhibited)
    New York, Museum of Modern Art, Collection 1970s - Present, 21 October 2019 - 7 September 2020 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    (i)-(ii), (iv)-(x) Oxford, The Ashmolean Museum, Landscape/Landscript: Nature as Language in the Art of Xu Bing, 2013, pl. 62-70, pp. 101-109 (another example illustrated)

Property from an Important Private Asian Collection

Ж181

Five Series of Repetition: (i) Haystack Reflection; (ii) Black Pool; (iii) Withered Pool; (iv) Pool of Life; (v) Black Tadpoles; (vi) Field; (vii) Big River; (viii) Moving Cloud; (ix) Farmland; (x) Mountain Place

(i) signed, stamped with the artist's seal, titled and dated '28/50 ""Haystack Reflection"" Xu Bing [in Chinese and Pinyin] 1987' lower edge
(ii) signed, stamped with the artist's seal, titled and dated '28/50 ""Black Pool"" Xu Bing [in Chinese and Pinyin] 1987' lower edge
(iii) signed, stamped with the artist's seal, titled and dated '28/50 ""Withered Pool"" Xu Bing [in Chinese and Pinyin] 1988' lower edge
(iv) signed, stamped with the artist's seal, titled and dated '28/50 ""Pool of Life"" Xu Bing [in Chinese and Pinyin] 1987' lower edge
(v) signed, stamped with the artist's seal, titled and dated '28/50 ""Black Tadpoles"" Xu Bing [in Chinese and Pinyin] 1988' lower edge
(vi) signed, stamped with the artist's seal, titled and dated '28/50 ""Field"" Xu Bing [in Chinese and Pinyin] 1987' lower edge
(vii) signed, stamped with the artist's seal, titled and dated '28/50 ""Big River"" Xu Bing [in Chinese and Pinyin] 1987' lower edge
(viii) signed, stamped with the artist's seal, titled and dated '28/50 ""Moving Cloud"" Xu Bing [in Chinese and Pinyin] 1987' lower edge
(ix) signed, stamped with the artist's seal, titled and dated '28/50 ""Farmland"" Xu Bing [in Chinese and Pinyin] 1988' lower edge
(x) signed, stamped with the artist's seal, titled and dated '28/100 ""Mountain Place"" Xu Bing [in Chinese and Pinyin] 1988' lower edge

woodcut prints (set of 10)
each 47.5 x 71.6 cm. (18 3/4 x 28 in.)
(i)-(ii), (iv), (vi)-(viii) Executed in 1987, this work is number 28 from an edition of 50.
(iii), (v), (ix) Executed in 1988, this work is number 28 from an edition of 50.
(x) Executed in 1988, this work is number 28 from an edition of 100.

Estimate
HK$300,000 - 500,000 
€34,200-57,000
$38,500-64,100

Sold for HK$378,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2021