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    Sale 12159

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Sale

    16 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 486

    Chen Zhen (1955-2000)

    Chen Zhen (1955-2000)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Chen Zhen (1955-2000)
    Couverture
    bamboo bed, walnuts, and metal
    35 3/8 x 15 3/4 x 82 5/8 in. (90 x 40 x 210 cm.)
    Executed in 1998. This work will be included in the upcoming Chen Zhen Catalogue Raisonné, Volume II.

    EXHIBITED:
    Paris, Ghislaine Hussenot and Périgeux, ADDC-Espace culturel François Mitterrand, Chen Zhen: entre thérapie et méditation, November 1998-April 1999, pp. 11 and 20 (illustrated).
    Turin, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Chen Zhen: Elogio della Magia Nera, April-June, 2000, pp. 92-93, no. 52 (illustrated).
    Athens, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Chen Zhen: Metaphors of the Body, March-May, 2002, p. 47 (illustrated).
    New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Chen Zhen: A Tribute, February-May, 2003, p. 88 (illustrated).

    LITERATURE:
    D. Rosenberg and M. Xu, Chen Zhen: Invocation of Washing Fire, Prato, 2003, p. 342 (illustrated).
    J. Frèches, Créateurs du nouveau monde: Artistes chinois d’aujourd’hui, Le Montueux, 2005, p. 229 (illustrated).

    Drawing for 'Couverture'
    signed and dated 'Chen Zhen 10/98' (lower left)
    India ink on paper mounted on board in artist's frame
    23 5/8 x 29 5/8 in. (60 x 75.2 cm.)
    Drawn in 1998. This work will be included in the upcoming Chen Zhen Catalogue Raisonné, Volume II.

    EXHIBITED:
    Paris, Ghislaine Hussenot and Périgeux, ADDC-Espace culturel François Mitterrand, Chen Zhen: entre thérapie et méditation, November 1998-April 1999, p. 16.

    LITERATURE:
    D. Rosenberg and M. Xu, Chen Zhen: Invocation of Washing Fire, Prato, 2003, p. 343 (illustrated).

    Drawing for 'Couverture'
    signed, titled in English and Chinese and dated '"Couverture" "Chen Zhen" 10/98' (center right)
    India ink on paper mounted on board in artist's frame
    43 1/4 x 31 1/2 in. (109.8 x 80 cm.)
    Drawn in 1998. This work will be included in the upcoming Chen Zhen Catalogue Raisonné, Volume II.

    EXHIBITED:
    Paris, Ghislaine Hussenot and Périgeux, ADDC-Espace culturel François Mitterrand, Chen Zhen: entre thérapie et méditation, November 1998-April 1999, p. 19.

    LITERATURE:
    D. Rosenberg and M. Xu, Chen Zhen: Invocation of Washing Fire, Prato, 2003, p. 343 (illustrated).

    Drawing for 'Couverture'
    signed and dated 'Chen Zhen 10/98' (center right)
    India ink and black and white pastel on paper mounted on board in artist's frame
    23 5/8 x 29 5/8 in. (60 x 75.2 cm.)
    Executed in 1998. This work will be included in the upcoming Chen Zhen Catalogue Raisonné, Volume II.

    EXHIBITED:
    Paris, Ghislaine Hussenot and Périgeux, ADDC-Espace culturel François Mitterrand, Chen Zhen: entre thérapie et méditation, November 1998-April 1999, p. 16.

    LITERATURE:
    D. Rosenberg and M. Xu, Chen Zhen: Invocation of Washing Fire, Prato, 2003, p. 343 (illustrated).


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    Provenance

    Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1998


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collector