XU BIN G (B. 1955)
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
XU BIN G (B. 1955)

New English Calligraphy -No Man Is an Island

Details
XU BIN G (B. 1955)
New English Calligraphy -No Man Is an Island
Scroll, mounted and framed
Ink on paper
91.5 x 69 cm. (36 x 27 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2003

INSCRIPTION:
No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
…any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
Poem by John Donne. Written during the war with
Iraq and at the height of the SARS epidemic in
Beijing, my hometown. Xu Bing.
Provenance
Pruss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin, 2003
Private collection, Europe

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