Li Yuan-Chia

Artist's books and art works by the important Chinese abstract artist, poet and curator who opened the LYC Museum in Brampton, Cumbria in 1972.

Li Yuan-Chia, Untitled, 1967
Unique edition, mixed media, 177 x 133 x 26 mm

This unique work was exhibited in ‘Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow’, kurimanzutto New York (Nov 2018 - Jan 2019) and kurimanzutto at Thomas Dane Gallery, London (Jun - Jul 2018).


Artist's books: three of these artist's books were produced by Li Yuan Chia at the LYC Museum in the 1970s.

Li Yuan-Chia, Lisson Gallery, London, 1967
142 x 142 mm. This catalogue was produced on the occasion of Li Yuan-Chia’s exhibition at Lisson Gallery between 6 July – 26 August 1967. This copy is the edition of 100 with four original multiples by the artist.

LYC Museum, Brampton, undated (1972)
140 x 144 mm. Published only weeks after the opening of the LYC Museum in 1972.

LYC Museum 1973, Brampton, 1973
138 x 138 mm. Includes texts by Li Yuan-Chia: descriptions of works by exhibiting artists (John Helion, Cesar Domela, Ben Nicholson, Hans Hartung) and explanations about the free entry to the LYC Museum. Annotated by the artist throughout.

LYC, LYC Press, Banks Brampton, 1976
138 x 138 mm. Calendar/year-book for 1977 alongside reproductions of LYC’s water-colours printed in black.