Liu Xiaodong's 'Spring in New York' facsimile launch in Beijing
18 January 2022
To commemorate Liu Xiaodong’s highly regarded pandemic project Spring in New York, Lisson Gallery has created an exact replica of the sketchbook he made during four months of lockdown, prior to a sell-out online exhibition in 2020. Liu, the usually itinerant Chinese painter, was locked down in New York City for almost six months in 2020, unable to travel back to his home in Beijing. From a small New York apartment, the artist made a startling series of watercolours documenting the changing landscape of the city through both COVID-19 restrictions and the Black Lives Matters protests.
Specially printed and bound to match Liu’s treasured collection of watercolours, this signed edition is the only means of comprehending this body of work in its original form and to the artist’s exacting specifications. If you wish to purchase this special, editioned version of the sketchbook, please register your interest here.
On Friday 21 January, a launch event for the publication will be held at Beijing book retailer One Way Street.