S1.130 : Gordon Cheung: Breaking Tulips, (London : Alan Crista Gallery : 2015)

Bibliographic Record

Title and Statement of Responsiblity

Gordon Cheung - Breaking Tulips / Produced by fandg.co.uk

Summarization of Content

The catalogue was released after Cheung's exhibition at Alan Cristea Gallery, London, held on 11 September - 6 October 2015.

In The Netherlands, nature was put to work in the name of a fast buck and tulips became false idols for a capitalist world. Cheung's tulips are seductively coloured but with all the artificiality of a neon billboard promising free credit. Cheung also chooses to replace the vases in the original paintings with Chinese examples from the Ming era, representing a seperate form of luxe collecting and wealth display. Cheung's works point to the folly of economic bubbles and warn us all against being too easily seduced by gewgaws, whether Ming vases or tulip bulbs.

Edition Statement:

[1st edition]

Publication/Production/Distribution Information

London, United Kingdom : Alan Cristea Gallery , 2015

Identifier for Manifestation

ISBN 978-0-9932485-I-I


82 pages 42 photographs (26cm x 20cm x 1.5cm)

Content Form and Media Type

text , still image : unmediated

Classification Scheme

CFCCA Library Classification schemeExhibitions literatureSolo exhibitions
CFCCA Library Classification schemeExhibitions literatureExhibitions by nationExhibitions - United Kingdom
CFCCA Library Classification schemeExhibitions literatureExhibitions by dateExhibitions: 2010-2019

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On site

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The physical publication is available for research purposes in the CFCCA search room by appointment. Items in our library collection are not available for external loans.

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Related People and Organisations

Cheung, Gordon, (b. 1975), artist (is related to)
Alan Cristea Gallery, (1995-) (has publisher)

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United Kingdom (is related to)
London (is related to)

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English (is related to)
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Illustrations (is related to)
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On site (has access status)

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