One Sunday in Beijing

by Michael Kenna



One Sunday in Beijing by Michael Kenna. First edition (2018). First impression in new condition. (one of 700 copies, 350 with a red cover/350 with a yellow cover) New condition. There is a 18cm x 19cm print inserted in a wallet to the rear. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About One Sunday in Beijing

This book is the result of Kenna completing an artist residency at the Rosewood Hotel, Beijing. His signature black and white imagery now takes on the challenging and morphing imagery of the Chinese capital city Beijing.

Excerpt from “Michael Kenna, photography as a hymn” by Fabien Ribery

”When he photographs Beijing, Briton Michael Kenna is far less interested in the pollution or the ravages of market communism. He is much more interested in the perfection of the forms he observes at length until they take on a profoundly spiritual dimension. So far from seeking to depict the reign of need and the many constraints in the era of market totalitarianism. The artist takes the scenic route of the sublime, to re-establish the lost unity between man and his environment. His sensitivity, at times close to the melancholic eye of an Atget, tends to elicit a brutal, impossible reality. The archetypal lines of a first world where the structuring forces of an impeccable geometry create scenes of utmost peace (…). The diptychs of One Sunday in Beijing are arches of welcome for the lost.”

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