Featuring stunning, never-before-published works, this is the most intimate book to date on the renowned Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang.
Produced in close collaboration with the artist, this volume documents new projects commissioned for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, alongside Cai Guo-Qiang’s own survey of his artistic journey and the personal cosmology that informs his work. It features a rich sampling of Cai’s wonderfully diverse oeuvre, including explosion events, gunpowder drawings, and installations. Informative essays and a conversation with the artist explore Cai’s influences, from traditional Chinese scrolls and his father’s miniature paintings to Asian philosophy and memories of his grandmother. Including never-before-published new works and unprecedented contributions by the artist himself, this book promises to be an important reference on Cai’s art for years to come.
Hardcover | English | 192 pages | 2012
Illustrations: 155 colour & 10 black&white
Authors: Jeffrey Deitch, Cai Gou-Qiang, Philipp Kaiser, Shen Kuiyi, Lesley Ma & Rebecca Morse
Dimensions: 24,2 x 29,6 x 2,5 cm.
Weight: 1410 gr.