The three catalogs Painting is Collecting I, II and III were published to accompany exhibitions of recent work by Guo Hongwei in Beijing, Hong Kong, and New York respectively. Designed to resemble traditional print portfolios, the catalogs contain loose leaf reproductions of recent watercolors by the artist that reveal his fascination with the history of botanical illustration in the West and natural history. His own studies of rocks, leaves and other natural phenomena reveal him to be a gifted and innovative practitioner of the watercolor medium. Text in English and Chinese.
Approximately 35 pages, fully illustrated in color
Cardboard sleeve, Beijing, 2012
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