06-25-2010 06-26-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2512 Boston
June 25, 2010 03:00 PMCalender


Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2512 Location: Boston Date / Time: June 26, 2010 10:00AM


Calligraphy, Wang Dongling (b. 1945), signed and with nine seals, dated xuchen year (1988), 20 1/2 x 20 in.

N.B. Wang Dongling graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts, Zhengjiang Province in 1981 and currently teaches there. Trained in classical calligraphy and most noted for his cursive script, Wang is defining modern calligraphy in many new directions. In this work, he experiments with the capability of ink and brush strokes, as well as the intriguing visual effect by juxtaposing different scripts in an orderly manner while introducing chaos by randomly interspersing seals in between. Wang's works were in the exhibitions, including, among others, "Chinese Five Thousand Years Civilization", Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA and Bilbao, Spain, 1998; "Brush and Ink: The Chinese Art of Writing", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2006; and are in the collections of the British Museum, Harvard Art Museum, and various other museums and private collections.
Estimate $600-800

Slight glue stain and foxing to the back of the mount.


Wang Dongling, B. Wang Dongling, National Academy of Fine Arts, Zhengjiang Province, Bilbao, Spain, United States, British Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Harvard Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art