Lu Peng, Wei Dong and Liang Changsheng: FENGCHEN SAN XIAN. Three Travel Weary Loafers. [Beijing,] 1994. 2, 76, 4 pp. (bound Chinese-style). B/w woodcut-style illustrations throughout. 27x18 cm. Stitched.
A fascinating publication. Three young contemporary Chinese artists - The Travel Weary Loafers (now very well-known) - make use of traditional Chinese graphic forms (including traditional bookbinding) to their own ends. There is a work contributed by each of the three artists and each comprises numerous black-and-white woodblock-style illustrations. The work is in various but shares an obsession with contemporary mainland decadence. The works have very brief English captions to the illustrations. The first work is by Lu Peng is 'Biography of New Gods'; the second by Wei Dong is known as 'Courtyard' and the third by Liang Changsheng as 'Sleepy Talk and Leisurely Moods'. Introduction and afterword accompany. Contemporary Chinese book art. Main text in Chinese. Out-of-print and very hard to find.
Available, as of: 26/04/2018
Was item 446 in printed List 188.
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