Michael Chow: Voice for My Father
Michael Chow, born Zhou Yinghua in Shanghai in 1939, was abruptly uprooted to England at the age of 13, where he lost his family and name. Voice for My Father illuminates Chow's long journey, celebrating both father--Beijing opera star Zhou Xinfang--and son, the artist and legendary restaurateur, who has recently made a triumphant return to painting. Their stories are told through rare archival images and personal portraits by such artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Urs Fischer, Julian Schnabel and Andy Warhol.
Published on the occasion of Chow's first exhibition in China, held at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, and the Power Station of Art, Shanghai, on the 120th anniversary of his father's birth, this book affords a close look at Chow's artistic practice and persona.