The Ceaseless Line: Recent Works by Chu Ko
Hong Kong: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library, 1995.
Scarce catalogue for an exhibition of ink paintings by Chu Ko at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library from March 2 to April 28, 1995. The catalogue, which is in English and Chinese, features numerous color plates, a short biography, and a list of exhibitions and publications. An invitation card for the exhibition opening is included with the catalogue.
Chu Ko was the pen name of Yuan Dexing (1931-2011), who was born in Hunan Province. He went to Taiwan in 1949 and emerged as an important figure in Taiwan's modern art movement. Chu Ko became an expert on ancient Chinese bronzes and worked at the National Palace Museum in Taipei. He was also a poet, art critic, and sculptor. (See the informative introduction by Peter C. Sturman of the University of California, Santa Barbara.)
This catalogue is scarce. OCLC shows only two institutional holdings, at Ohio University and the University of Hong Kong.
PHYSICAL DETAILS: Oblong Octavo (8 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches; 220 x 190 mm), 8 pages of text and 24 pages of color plates in stapled, illustrated wrappers (soft cover).
CONDITION: Minor scuffing and soil to wrappers, internally clean, bright, and unmarked. About Near Fine. Item #2686