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Walasse Ting (Chinese/American, 1929-2010) Milky Way

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
712
Sold for:
$93,615$79,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Walasse Ting (Chinese/American, 1929-2010)

Milky Way, 1966
Titled, signed, and dated "...Ting 66" on the reverse.
Acrylic on canvas, 63 1/2 x 72 1/2 in. (161.3 x 184.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Very minor surface dust.

Provenance: Purchased from the artist.

N.B. Walasse Ting was committed to Abstract Expressionism well beyond its heyday, and created a uniquely lighthearted version of it. His use of DayGlo colors and luscious subjects were joyful and life-affirming, and presented a more innocent picture of the world than his close friends Karel Appel and Pierre Alechinsky. Ting's world was one of life's simple pleasures and natural wonders--a summer rainstorm, a field of flowers, or constellations in the sky--such as in the present work.
Estimate $30,000-40,000

No additional condition issues to report.

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Karel Appel, Pierre Alechinsky

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