- Xu Jianguo
- Reconstructing New Shanghai (ink version 1)
- signed DADIAOZI, titled, inscribed, dated 2015, and with three seals of the artist
colophon: signed DADIAOZI, titled, inscribed, dated 2015, and with one seal of the artist
titleslip: signed DADIAOZI, titled, inscribed, and dated 2015
executed 2012 / 2015
- ink on paper, hanging scroll
Private American Collection
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Having trained in classical Chinese painting and calligraphy from a young age, Xu Xianguo graduated from the Shanghai Theatre Academy in 1976 and later moved to New York, where he attained his M.F.A. from Bard College in 1987. Xu’s imagination and reconstruction of urban landscapes can be seen in his past five decades of ink painting, including the recent Beyond Contemporary: The 50 years’ Artistic Vision of Jian Guo Xu at The National Museum of China, Beijing in 2013. Xu’s works are collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and numerous private museums and collectors in Europe, Asia and America.