Artwork by Walasse Ting,  Lady Eating Pink Watermelon

Walasse Ting
Lady Eating Pink Watermelon

acrylic and oil on paper mounted on canvas
signed in Pinyin upper right; titled on a gallery label on the frame on the reverse
19.25 x 24.5 ins ( 48.9 x 62.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00

Price Realized $13,200.00
Sale date: November 30th 2021

Arij Gasiunasen Fine Art Inc., Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto
Born Ding Xiongquan in Wuxi China, Walasse Ting moved to Paris in 1952 and became acquainted with members of CoBrA group, most notably: Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn and Karel Appel. In 1957, Ting moved to the United States, and settled in New York, where he arrived at his mature and best-known style, which was influenced by Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism. He began primarily as an abstract artist, but the bulk of his work since the mid-1970s has been described as popular figuratism, with broad areas of colour painted with a Chinese brush and acrylic paint. His most frequent subjects were cats, figures, and flowers. “Lady Eating Pink Watermelon” is a classic example of Ting’s fluorescent coloured paintings. Blooming pink and green flowers decorate every corner of empty space, mirroring the colours in the watermelon and creating a cheery and playful composition.

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Walasse Ting
(1929 - 2010)