Walasse Ting  (American/Chinese, 1929-2010) 

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Walasse Ting (American/Chinese, 1929 –2010) was a Chinese-American visual artist and poet, garnering critical praise and a popular following for his colorful works blending Eastern and Western style. Born in Wuxi, China, Walasse briefly attended the Shanghai Art Academy, but always considered himself to be self-taught, learning to draw with chalk on the street at a young age. In 1952, he immigrated to Paris and became associated with the avant-garde group COBRA. In 1958, he settled in New York during the height of the Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art movements. His work began to transition from black and white abstractions reminiscent of Zao Wou-ki (Chinese/French 1921–2013), to boldly colored figurative works blending calligraphic brushstrokes with splatters, splashes, and bright fields of color. His widely collected series of female nudes exemplify his embrace of this decidedly Western, vivid coloration. He befriended Sam Francis (American, 1923–1994), who helped publish 1 Cent Life (1964), a book of Walasse's poetry illustrated by artists Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921–2006), Jim Dine (American, b.1935), Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987), and Francis, among others. Walasse was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship Award for drawing in 1970. Toward the end of his life, Walasse split his time between New York and Amsterdam. His works can be found in many museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Tate Modern, and Centre Pompidou.

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Walasse Ting, Love me, love me

 

Walasse Ting
Love me, love me
1974

Auction: May 16, 2014
Dobiaschofsky Auktionen
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Walasse Ting, I like stay home

 

Walasse Ting
I like stay home
1985

Auction: Apr 28, 2014
Bukowskis Stockholm
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Walasse Ting,

 

Walasse Ting
Alisan Fine Arts
Walasse Ting, Moonlight Ice Cream (Hollywood Honeymoon IV); Double Bubble Gum (Hollywood Honeymoon VIII); Title Page (Hollywood Honeymoon I); Hollywood Freeway (Hollywood Honeymoon IX) (4 works)

 

Walasse Ting
Moonlight Ice Cream (Hollywood Honeymoon IV); Double Bubble Gum (Hollywood Honeymoon VIII); Title Page (Hollywood Honeymoon I); Hollywood Freeway (Hollywood Honeymoon IX) (4 works)
1964

Auction: Apr 28, 2014
Phillips New York
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Walasse Ting, She is so sweet

 

Walasse Ting
She is so sweet
Auction: Apr 19, 2014
SBI Art Auction Co., Ltd.
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Walasse Ting, Untitled Horse

 

Walasse Ting
Untitled Horse
1986
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Walasse Ting, Untitled

 

Walasse Ting
Untitled
Gallery Delaive
Walasse Ting, Green Horse Two Geishas

 

Walasse Ting
Green Horse Two Geishas
1981

Mojo Portfolio
Walasse Ting, Untitled

 

Walasse Ting
Untitled
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Walasse Ting, Reclining model

 

Walasse Ting
Reclining model, 1977
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Walasse Ting, Four Parrots

 

Walasse Ting
Four Parrots, 1990
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Walasse Ting, Three women

 

Walasse Ting
Three women
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1928   Born in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China
1940   Studied at the Shanghai Art Academy, China
1946   Moved to Hong Kong
1952   Arrived in Paris, France
1958   Moved to New York, US
1974   Became an American citizen
1977   Awarded a fellowship for drawing from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
2010   Passed away on May 17 in New York, US
2013   Essence of Contemporary Chinese Art by Alisan Fine Arts, Art Basel in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2012   Important Contemporary Chinese Artists, ART HK 12, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2010   “Walasse Ting (1928-2010) I Love Flowers All My Life” organized by Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong (solo)
Longmen Art Projects, Shanghai (solo)
Hwa’s Gallery, Shanghai (solo)
SOKA Art Center, Taipei (solo)
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei (solo)
2009   Alisan Fine Arts, ART HK 10, Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, Hong Kong
The Catto Gallery, London (solo)
2008   “Walasse Ting 10th Exhibition”, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong (solo)
2007   “Exploration: New Ink Art Shanghai 2007” (3rd Shanghai Ink Biennale),
2001   Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong (solo)
Yibo Gallery, Shanghai (solo)
2000   Scheringa Museum, Spanbroek, Netherlands (solo)
1999   The Catto Gallery, London (solo)
1998   Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong (solo)
1997   Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (solo)
1996   Wetterling Teo Gallery, Singapore (solo)
Galerie Delaive, Amaterdam (solo)
Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong (solo)
1995   Gallerie Guy Pieters, Belgium (solo
1994   Lungmen Art Gallery, Taipei (solo)
Kunstforum, Belgium (solo)
P Gallery, Hamburg (solo)
Tresors, Singapore (solo)
1993   Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong (solo)
Apollo Gallery, Taipei (solo)
Avant-Grande Art Center, Taipei (solo)
Lungmen Art Gallery, Taipei (solo)
Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong (solo)
P Gallery, Hamburg (solo)
Galerie Luc Pieters Galerie, Knokke (solo)
Galerie l’Orangerie, St. Paul-de-Vence (solo)
1992   Lungmen Art Gallery, Taipei (solo)
Sala Nonell, Barcelona (solo)
Galerie Acolea, Madrid (solo)
Lineart Ghent, Belgium (solo)
1991   Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong (solo)
Lungmen Art Gallery, Taipei (solo)
Sala Nonell, Barcelona (solo)
Galerie Acolea, Madrid (solo)
Galleria del Monte Ischia, Italy (solo)
Arthouse Gallery, Copenhagen (solo)
1990   Galeria de Arte, Almansil. Portugal (solo)
Louis Stern Galleries, Beverly Hills (solo)
Galerie Alcolea, Barcelona (solo)
Galerie Alcolea, Madrid (solo)
Galerie Moustache, Osaka (solo)
Galerie l’Orangerie, St. Paul-de-Vence (solo)
Lineart, Ghent Belgium (solo)
Galleria 2RC, Milan (solo)
1989   American Club, Hong Kong (solo)
Lens Fine Art, Antwerp (solo)
American Prints Valencia, Spain (solo)
Galerie Lucy Weill-Seligmann, Paris (solo)
Galerie Ostermalm, Stockholm (solo)
Galerie Scandinavia, Goteburg (solo)
1988   Lungmen Art Gallery, Taipei (solo)
Galerie Alcolea, Baecelona (solo)
Galerie Alcolea, Madrid (solo)
Galerie Guy Pieters Knokke, Belgium (solo)
Galerie Asbaek, Horsens, Denmark (solo)
Galeria Torres Clary Reus, Spain (solo)
Lineart Ghent, Belgium (solo)
1987   Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei (solo)
Galerie Asbaek, Copenhagen (solo)
Gallery Esperanza, Montreal (solo)
Elfin Art Gallery, Quebec (solo)
Ars Mundi. Hanover (solo)
Galerie l’Orangerie, Geneva (solo)
1986   Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague (solo)
P Gallery, Hamburg (solo)
Galeria del Manifesto, Verona (solo)
Galerie Dessers Hasselt, Belgium (solo)
Kunstforum Ghent, Belgium (solo)
Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong (solo)
1985   Art Unlimited, Amsterdam (solo)
Galerie La Hune, Paris (solo)
Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei (solo)
Galerie Asbaek, Copenhagen (solo)
Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (solo)
1984   Lung Chiang Art Gallery, Kao Hsuing (solo)
Galerie BBL, Antwerp (solo)
Galeria 2RC, Rome (solo)
Galeria 2RC, Milan (solo)
Galerie Huset, Copenhagen (solo)
Lefebre Gallery, New York (solo)
Lungmen Art Gallery, Taipei (solo)
Avant-Grande Art Center, Taichung (solo)
1983   Galerie Dessers Hasselt, Belgium (solo)
Galerie Moderne, Silkeborg (solo)
Galerie Birch, Copenhagen (solo)
Galerie Grafica Club, Milan (solo)
Lens Fine Art, Antwerp (solo)
Gallery Koppelmann, Leverkusen (solo)
Galerie Nouvelles Images, the Hague (solo)
1982   National Gallery of Art, Reykjavik (solo)
Lefebre Gallery, New York (solo)
1980   Lefebre Gallery, New York (solo)
1979   Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague (solo)
Lefebre Gallery, New York (solo)
1978   Galerie Aele, Madrid (solo)
1977   Galerie Adrian Maeght, Paris (solo)
Galerie Grafica Club, Milan (solo)
Lens Fine Art, Antwerp (solo)
1975   Galerie Birch, Copenhagen (solo)
National Museum, Taipei (solo)
Galerie Nord Randers, Denmark (solo)
Kornfeld and Klipstein, Bern (solo)
1974   Galerie Minami, Tokyo (solo)
Galerie Adrian Maeght, Paris (solo)
1973   Lefebre Gallery, New York (solo)
Galerie Birch,Cpenhagen (solo)
1972   Lefebre Gallery, New York (solo)
Galerie Birch, Copenhagen (solo)
1971   Lefebre Gallery, New York (solo)
1970   Lefebre Gallery, New York (solo)
Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (solo)
Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara (solo)
Galerie Birch, Copenhagen (solo)
1968   Lefebre Gallery, New York (solo)
Galerie de France, Paris (solo)
1967   J.L. Hudsom Gallery, Detroit (solo)
Lefebre Gallery, New York (solo)
1966   Galerie Lefebre, New York (solo)
Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (solo)
1965   Lefebre Gallery, New York (solo)
1964   Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (solo)
1963   Lefebre Gallery, New York (solo)
Galerie Birch, Copenhagen (solo)
1962   Galerie St. Stephan, Vienna (solo)
1961   Galerie Smith, Brussels (solo)
Tresors, Singapore (solo)
Galerie Van de Loo, Munich (solo)
Galerie Rive Gauche, Paris (solo)
1960   Martha Jackson Gallery, New York (solo)
Galerie Birch, Copenhagen (solo)
Galerie Espace, Amsterdam (solo)
1959   Martha Jackson Gallery, New York (solo)
1957   Galerie Chalette, New York (solo)
1956   Galerie Taptoe, Brussels (solo)
1954   Galerie Paul Fachetti, Paris (solo)
1952   Hotel Cecil, Hong Kong (solo)
  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
  Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth Callege, Hannover, New Hampshire
  M C A, Los Angeles
  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  National Gallery of Art, Reykjavik, Iceland
  Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei
  Tate Gallery, London
  Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
  SAMA, Pennsylvania
  Israel National Museum, Jerusalem
  Philadephia Museum, Philadephia
  Carnegie Institue, Pittsburgh
  U.S. Steel, Pittsburgh
  Gulf Oil Corp, Pittsburgh
  Museum of Fine Art, Boston
  Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara
  Chrysler Museum at Norfolk, Virginia
  Guggenheim Museum, New York
  Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena
  Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  Chicago Art Institue, Chicago
  Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit
  Chrysler Museum, Provincetown
  Musée Cernuschi , Paris
  Silkeborg Kunstmuseum, Denmark
  Randers Museum, Denmark
  Rockeferller University, New York
  Museum of Modern Art, New York
  Baltimore Museum, Baltimore