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Lee Ufan (B. 1936)
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Lee Ufan (B. 1936)

From Point No. 780101

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Lee Ufan (B. 1936)
From Point No. 780101
signed and dated 'L. UFAN 78' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'From point No.780101, L.Ufan' (on the reverse)
oil and mineral pigment on canvas
15 x 18in. (38.1 x 45.7cm.)
Painted in 1978
Provenance
Private Collection.
Anon. sale, Mainichi Art Auction Tokyo, 6 April 2013, lot 172.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Lot Essay

‘The scholars of East Asia have thought with the brush for centuries, using it both for writing and painting. The object before the eyes and the image in the mind are all constructed of points and lines, and expressed in rhythm with the rising and falling of the breath. Because of this, the viewer ... can observe the dynamic relationship between the painting and the canvas, the condition of the painter’s body, the movement of his heart, his character and the atmosphere of the age’
(L. Ufan, quoted in J. Fischer (ed.), Lee Ufan: The Art of Encounter, Cologne 2008, p. 25).

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