Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Laurence des Cars.
An unprecedented artist’s book whose pages can be assembled into one monumental painting: Yan Pei-Ming's homage to Courbet
The first place that the 21-year-old Chinese painter Yan Pei-Ming (born 1960) visited on a 1980 trip to France was Ornans, the birthplace of the French realist Gustave Courbet. Thirty-nine years later, Pei-Ming takes the 200th anniversary of the birth of his hero as an opportunity to demonstrate his immense admiration for Courbet and his masterpiece, Burial in Ornans.
Yan Pei-Ming transforms and translates this scene into a contemporary Burial in Shanghai, the city where he grew up, and where his mother is buried. This unique artist’s book represents this undertaking in 290 divisible fragments. Pei-Ming intends that one can disassemble the book, assemble its fragments and form the painting in its original size, which is more than 20 feet wide and 10 feet high.
Published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Edited by Oona Doyle, Severine Waelchli. Text by Bernard Marcade, Reinhard Spieler.
Franco-Chinese painter Yan Pei-Ming (born 1960) audaciously brings together paintings of popes, female nudes and erotic scenes. These juxtapositions refer to a "date" between power, women and painting. By bringing together these subjects, Pei-Ming reflects how image hierarchies have been abolished in our current age.
Published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Edited by Alessandra Bellavita, Matthieu Lelièvre. Text by Henri Loyrette, Robert Fleck.
Chinese-born, French-based painter Yan Pei-Ming (born 1961) transforms contemporary media imagery and events into large-scale oil paintings and watercolors. This volume is published on the occasion of his first solo exhibition at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.
Published by Des Moines Art Center. Text by Jeff Fleming, Mami Kataoka.
In this exhibition catalogue, Chinese painter Yan Pei-Ming investigates the nebulous concepts of human virtue and memory--especially in relation to age, power and society. Life Souvenir presents images of infants and soldiers, continuing Yan's careerlong interest in history, incorruptibility and, above all else, human emotion.
PUBLISHER Des Moines Art Center
BOOK FORMAT Clth, 13 x 8 in. / 64 pgs / 24 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/1/2009 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2009 p. 176
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781879003552TRADE List Price: $35.00 CDN $40.00