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Bi Tu 必图 (B2 Bomber)
  • Qiu Anxiong
    born 1972
    born: Chengdu, China
  • Bi Tu 必图 (B2 Bomber), 2008
  • Xin Shanhai Jing 新山海经 (New Book of Mountains and Seas)
  • Where object was made: China
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: rice paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 420 x 500 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 16 1/2 x 19 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 497 x 577 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19 9/16 x 22 11/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • Museum purchase: R. Charles and Mary Margaret Clevenger Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0111.09
Label Text
Literature
Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia", 11-Nov-2016
This print portfolio suggests a traditional Chinese book, b


Exhibition Label:
"Qiu Anxiong: New Book of Mountains and Seas," Feb-2010, Kris Ercums
On the American continent there is a giant bird
with no head. Its wings are large, and it flies above the clouds. To rest it must return to its nest. Rarely observed, it lays eggs in the sky that release thunder when they hit the ground and obliterate the surrounding area.