Artwork Details for Hao Boyi (born 1938) "Wasteland"


Hao Boyi (born 1938) - Wasteland

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Wasteland
by Hao Boyi (born 1938)

Artist:Hao Boyi (born 1938)
Title:Wasteland
Date:1972 (this artwork: First edition)
Publisher:Self
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Huge - 特に大きい, 77 x 46cm (sheet size)
Artwork Code:13388-Hao_Boyi
Notes:Number 18 from a total edition of 50 prints. Edition number and title in bottom margin at left. Artist's signature, red artist's seal, and date at lower right. Image area is 67 x 36cm.

They used to call the North of China the 'North wasteland' because the soil could not be used for agriculture due to the frosty conditions. In Mao Zedong's period, thousands of young Chinese were called to work to this area and transformed the waste land into a grain supply center. This print refers to the prior condition of the land. There is also a related print to this one entitled 'Dark Fertile Soil' that refers to this area after its transformation.

This artwork is from my personal collection and is not for sale.

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