Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 120003470

Teh-Chun Chu
Composition N° 85, 1961.
€ 25,000 - 35,000

$ 29,250 - 40,950

Lot description
Composition N° 85. 1961.
Twice signed in Chinese and Latin characters in lower right. Verso once more twice signed, dated and titled. On firm Arches wove paper (with blindstamp). 38 x 56.5 cm (14.9 x 22.2 in), the full sheet.

• In his inimitable pictorial language Chu Teh-Chun combines elements of classic Chinesie calligraphy with elements of Fench Post-Impressionism and Western Post war Abstraction.
• He was a pioneer of Lyrical Abstraction – to him poetry and painting are inseparable.
• He was the first Frenchman of Chinese descent to be accpeted into the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1997)

Accompanied by a certificate issued by the Chu Teh-Chun Foundation, Geneva/ Switzerland on February 5, 2021. The work will be included into the forthcoming catalouge raisonné.

PROVENANCE: Galerie H. Le Gendre, Paris.
Private collection until the 1960s (acquired from aforementioned gallery).
Private collection Southern Germany (inherited from aforementioned).


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