Cai Guo-Qiang

Ladder to the Sky

With contributions from Jeffrey Deitch, Cai Guo-Qiang, Philipp Kaiser, Shen Kuiyi, Lesley Ma and Rebecca Morse

Hardcover, 192 pages, 23.5x29, 9.3 x 11.4 in., 155 color illustrations, 10 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-5242-8
USD 60.00 | GBP 40.00

Date of publication:
USA September 1, 2012 | UK September 1, 2012
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Jeffrey  Deitch, Rebecca  Morse - Cai Guo-Qiang


Featuring stunning, never-before-published works, this is the most intimate book to date on the renowned Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang.

Produced in close collaboration with the artist, this volume documents new projects commissioned for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, alongside Cai Guo-Qiang’s own survey of his artistic journey and the personal cosmology that informs his work. It features a rich sampling of Cai’s wonderfully diverse oeuvre, including explosion events, gunpowder drawings, and installations. Informative essays and a conversation with the artist explore Cai’s influences, from traditional Chinese scrolls and his father’s miniature paintings to Asian philosophy and memories of his grandmother. Including never-before-published new works and unprecedented contributions by the artist himself, this book promises to be an important reference on Cai’s art for years to come.

Cai Guo-Qiang gives a generous overview of the artist’s career.”—Public Art Review


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