Sanyu, Catalogue Raisonné: Prints
The Li Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
152 pages, hardcover with jacket and softcover, 9 x 12 inches, 52 color images
Graphic design, English copyediting, and production oversight
This new book presents all forty-two of Sanyu’s known prints, most of which have never been seen before. It follows the publication of SANYU Catalogue Raisonné: Oil Paintings (2001 and 2011), and SANYU Catalogue Raisonné: Drawings and Watercolors (2015), also written by Rita Wong and designed by Glenn Suokko.
Sanyu, the pioneering twentieth-century Chinese artist who lived in Paris and became well known for his colorful oil paintings, also worked successfully with Western intaglio print making techniques. In this new book by Rita Wong, an intimate presentation of Sanyu’s prints—in both English and Chinese—illuminates the artist’s affinity for an assured line that conveys unhurried simplicity.