An-li: A Chinese Ghost Tale by Kate Beynon


Commissioned by Art and Australia for our new hardcover publication, An-Li: A Chinese Ghost Tale, the works are inspired by a supernatural Chinese story of two young spirits who traverse two diametric worlds, which is beautifully retold in the book by Beynon and Laura Murray Cree. Informed by ancestral imaginings, family connections and travel, the artist borrows from the imagery of ornamental objects she grew up with, her maternal grandfather’s scroll paintings and the iconography of sneakers, jewellery and tattoos that are unique to her family. She then weaves these real world inflections with fantasy in the form of Japanese imagery, Taoist magic calligraphy and comic book graphics to tell the story of the otherworldly lovers. The pair, one earthly the other aquatic, are guided by Kwan Yin a goddess who oversees their path from suffering to healing.

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A hard-cover edition with illustrated front and back boards. Profusely illustrated throughout with full-page colour images. There is some rubbing to the edges of the book and an approximately 4cm tear to the top left-hand area of the spine. See photo.

It is so beautiful inside. Full of vivid artworks.

Publisher: Dott Publishing, an imprint of Art & Australia Pty Ltd., Australia.

Publication Date: 2015.

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Weight 1.300 kg
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