Michael S. Yamashita
Great Wall Of China, Juyongguan, near Beijing, 1998
digital chromogenic print, printed 2013
signed in ink/pencil on a label affixed (on the verso)
one from an edition of 20
image: 16 x 24 in. (40.64 x 60.96 cm.)
sheet: 21 x 29 in. (53.34 x 73.66 cm. )
"Great Wall of China," National Geographic magazine, January 2003, pp. 2-4.
Proceeds from the sale of this lot are dedicated to preserving and disseminating the National Geographic archives as well as nurturing emerging photographers and artists.
Certificate of Authenticity
This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the National Geographic Image Collection signed by both the artist and by Julia Andrews, Director, Fine Arts Program, National Geographic Image Collection.
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A monumental series of walls — erected over the centuries to thwart invaders — twists through Chinese history. Today the nation welcomes visitors (and their wallets). Gleaming with new brick, an impressive stretch of wall at Juyongguan near Beijing hosts more than a million tourists a year. — National Geographic, 2003
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