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    Sale 12513

    FIRST OPEN | Hong Kong

    25 March 2016, Hong Kong

  • Lot 19

    Chu Teh-Chun (Zhu Dequn, French/Chinese, B. 1920)

    No. 134

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    Chu Teh-Chun (Zhu Dequn, French/Chinese, B. 1920)
    No. 134
    signed in Chinese; signed, titled and dated 'CHU TEH-CHUN No. 134 1962' (on the reverse)
    gouache on paper
    35.5 x 52.5 cm. (13 7/8 x 20 1/2 in.)
    Painted in 1962


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    While constructing the landscape composition, Chu Teh-Chun applied fiercely red colours filled with poetry and romance at the tip of his brush in No. 134 (Lot 19) in 1962. Chu’s spontaneous brushworks seems engender a dream-like experience that glides through the painting. At the same time, he forgoes the singular vision of achieving variations in ink-wash. In his expedition for abstract inspired by Western art, Chu simultaneously succeeded to allude the structure of the soaring peaks and waterfalls poetic in the grandeur Chinese landscapes.

    Provenance

    Private Collection, France
    Anon. Sale, Christie’s Hong Kong, 25 Nov, 2012, Lot 141
    Acquired from the above by the present owner
    The work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the Atelier Chu Teh-Chun and Mrs. Chu Ching-Chao.
    This work has been proposed for inclusion in the forthcoming Chu Teh-Chun artist catalogue raisonné, being co-edited by Atelier Chu Teh-Chun and Mrs. Chu Ching-Chao.