Project DescriptionDescription: Ink and colour on paper, 45 x 60.4 cm. signed in Chinese (upper right)
Catalogue note: Walasse Ting was a Chinese-American visual artist and poet. His colourful paintings have attracted critical admiration and a popular following. Common subjects include nude women and cats, birds and other animals. Born in Shanghai, Ting moved to New York in 1957 where his work was influenced by pop art and abstract expressionism. He began primarily as an abstract artist, but toward the mid-1970s, his work has been described as popular figuratism, with broad areas of colour painted with a Chinese brush and acrylic paint. Ting won the Guggenheim Fellowship Award (for Drawing) in 1970. His works are found in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 16323, Lot 611, Invoice no. DB18002249. Acquired directly from the artist thence by descent to the present owner| Private Collection, Europe
Catalogue no.: 2018P0122-WT