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Method for Eggplant Cultivation

Guan Wei’s artist’s book Method for Eggplant Cultivation is accompanied here with three preparatory sketches for the work.

Method for Eggplant Cultivation, 1999
Artist’s book, acrylic, rubber stamps and stickers on traditional Chinese guest-book paper, 28cm x 312cm

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