Edited by Christoph Noe
400 pages, hardcover, clothbound
English and Chinese
Published by Hatje Cantz in October 2015
We are pleased to announce the release of Liu Ye—Catalogue Raisonné, the complete collection of Liu Ye's paintings, including provenance, exhibition list, and literature records from the early 1990s to today.
– First catalogue raisonné ever published on a Chinese contemporary artist
– A lavishly produced 400-page volume presenting Liu Ye's diverse body of works of nearly 300 paintings
– Featuring essays by Paul Moorhouse, the 20th Century Curator of the National Portrait Gallery in London;Philip Tinari, Ullens Center of Contemporary Art director; and award-winning art critic Zhu Zhu
About the book
This comprehensive and vibrant catalogue raisonné, compiled with the full participation of the artist Liu Ye, presents his diverse body of work and provides an overview of the paintings created between 1991 and 2015. The artist's distinct style plays with viewers' visual expectations and catches them unaware with surprising pictorial compositions. His paintings, which touch on a broad range of themes—inspired, for instance, by the Old Masters, Piet Mondrian, and Dick Bruna's Miffy—often integrate elements borrowed from these sources. Also featured are his portrayals of innocent yet challenging female characters.
About Liu Ye
Liu Ye (b.1964, Chinese) is a Beijing-based contemporary Chinese painter, belonging to a generation of artists who grew up during the Cultural Revolution. His artworks are fixtures in many international museums, private institutions and collections, including the Shanghai Art Museum, Yuz Museum, Long Museum, and Olbricht Collection. His works have been exhibited extensively in China, Europe and the United States, and command millions of dollars at auction.
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