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WALASSE TING (DING XIONGQUAN, USA/CHINA,1929–2010)
WALASSE TING (DING XIONGQUAN, USA/CHINA,1929–2010)

I LYING IN SUNSET

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WALASSE TING (DING XIONGQUAN, USA/CHINA,1929–2010)
I LYING IN SUNSET
signed, titled and dated 'ting I Lying in Sunset 72' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
101 x 150 cm. (39 ¾ x 59 in.)
Painted in 1972
Provenance
Private Collection, New York, USA (acquired directly from the artist by the present owner)

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Musee Cernuschi in Paris is currently holding Walasse Ting retrospective show titled The Flower Thief from October 2016 to February 2017.

Walasse Ting was a Chinese-American artist known for his singular use of vibrant, fluorescent colour. Born in 1929 in Wuxi, China, the artist settled in Paris, France in 1952, making the acquaintance of many members of the CoBrA group, namely Karel Appel and Pierre Alechinsky. The painter, sculptor, and poet moved to New York, later that decade and became immersed in the art scene, befriending Sam Francis in particular, and solidifying his association with Abstract Expressionism. During this period, he incorporated the bold strokes of traditional Chinese calligraphy into his practice while painting female nudes, flowers, and animals in his distinctive, illustrative style. Ting was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for drawing in 1970. Walasse Ting died in 2010 at the age of 80.

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