An important new exhibition of Chinese art and viewing stones has opened in the Resnick Pavilion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles. The exhibit, Ten Views of a Lingbi Stone, features a long hand scroll containing ten exquisite brush and ink paintings with accompanying descriptions by Ming dynasty landscape painter Wu Bin. The stone was painted from ten different orientations for its owner Mi Wanzong, a high-ranking government official and important stone collector. This scroll was completed in 1610 and is now on display at LACMA from December 10, 2017 until June 24, 2018. This may be a once in a life time opportunity to see this important original work of art, one of the most important documents in Chinese stone appreciation culture.
In addition to the hand scroll, a rare natural Taihu stone and a valuable inscribed Lingbi stone are displayed along with two antique wood sculptures that resemble Chinese stones. Several modern works by Chinese artists are included in this exhibit. These include contemporary ink paintings, a stainless-steel sculpture of a stone, and a large, bright red stone-like sculpture made of foam.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to see and learn about Chinese stone appreciation. LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Learn more about this exhibit on the January 2018 update to our VSANA web site, www.vsana.org available in early next month.