A Man's Landscape: Rao Songqing, Yan Club Arts Center, 2008, Fine Catalogue w/DJ
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A Man's Landscape: Rao Songqing
Rao Songqing, Bing Bing, Maite Coloma, Sophie Gravier, et al.
Yan Club Arts Center
Notes: A Fine book in a Fine dust jacket, 4to, 12" x 11 1/2." Bilingual text in English and Chinese. One of the essays is in French and Chinese but not English. Black cloth-covered boards in a multicolored pictorial paper dust jacket. Color illustrations of the artist's work on front and back panels. White lettering on black dust jacket spine. Covers have minuscule fading along top and bottom edges, else pristine and intact, binding tight sharp tips. Dust jacket has the occasional small wrinkle, else pristine and intact. Dust jacket protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with color illustrations. 138 pp., including illustrations. Beautiful monograph about Rao Songqing (b. 1970), a Chinese painter. His semi-figural, semi-abstract paintings feature somber grays and other muted colors with evocative, sharp brushstrokes suggesting surreal and austere environs. Included are essays by different authors, an autobiographical essay by Rao, and an interview with Rao. Published on the occasion of an exhibition curated by Bing Bing, Maite Coloma, and Sophie Gravier. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.