LOT 51 | Auction XXXV


LOT 51


B. China, 1929 – 2010


Signed with seal of the artist on lower right

Watercolour and ink on paper

19.3 x 27.6 cm

Provenance Private Collection, USA

Formerly in The Estate of Gerald L. Cafesjian (acquired through Tajan, Paris, France, November 28, 2012, lot 93) RM 15,000 – RM 18,000

RM 15,000 – RM 18,000


Walasse Ting learned to paint on his own and received professional lessons in the Art Academy in Shanghai. Just like his artwork Ting was known for his fervour for life, unconventional beliefs and confidence. In 1970, he kept his focus towards painting nude women accentuating their figures with impeccable strokes emulated from Chinese ink painting. The use of fluorescent colours show’s Ting’s playfulness and daring passion to express his love and appreciation with reckless abandonment. There is something enlightening about his work where the subject and his technique bring about a freshness that is youthful and charming.