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Artist: Xu Bing, Chinese, active in America, born 1955

Book from the Sky

1991

Four hand-printed artist’s books in a wooden case

each book: 46.3 × 30 × 2.3 cm (18 1/4 × 11 13/16 × 7/8 in.)
exterior case: 10 × 33.7 × 49.5 cm (3 15/16 × 13 1/4 × 19 1/2 in.)
The Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Book Art Collection, curated with Doug Beube
2014.58.294
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Transferred from Allan Chasanoff Book Art Collection

Bibliography: 

Pamela Franks et al., Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2014), 183, C-201, ill.

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.