Walasse Ting book a very hot day with drawing and signature

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OnderwerpSchilder- en Tekenkunst
Jaar (oorspr.)1998
AuteurJesse Ting


Subscribed by Walasse to Jan who was the owner of a fruit and vegetable store in de Beethovenstraat in Amsterdam. Walasse bought his fruit here for years. In the picture we see two apples/ pears that Wallase drew and the date 27.8. 1997 and his original signature. Overall a stunning item. Sold to me personally by Jan' s daughter. 

When this book was printed he brought a couple of books to Holland and signed them for his friends (1 year earlier than the official release). I had this book earlier in my collection but that edition of the book was signed for Margaretha that helped him do his financial administration. 

Book: A Very Hot Day by Walasse Ting - 1998
Text in English, Chinese, Flemish and Spanish.
A collection of the artist of over 300 rice paper paintings.
A simply magnificent book over 400 pages, very large softcover/bound book in near fine condition, very clean and tight. Small tear on the upperside of the book on the front. 

Shanghai Art Museum
Published by Walasse Ting, Edited by Jesse Ting
Distributed by Yves Riviere
Printed in Singapore by Daiichi Process Pte Ltd
1998 limited edition
Book size: 15" x 10.25" x 2"
Weight: 12 KG

Ducoso is a music and film shop in Rijswijk, The Netherlands owned by Peter. Occasionally I find rare books which I buy and store in another storage location. For instance the SKULL book by Peter Tunney, The rare Shining film deluxe book or the film poster artbook by Bill Gold. All on Marktplaats. The books can be inspected upon appointment. Unsigned books go for between $ 1000-1600 on the internet. Bids from 500 euro+

Walasse Ting (Chinese: 丁雄泉, 13 October 1929 – May 17, 2010) was a Chinese-American visual artist and poet. His colorful paintings have attracted critical admiration and a popular following. Common subjects include nude women and cats, birds and other animals.

He was born on 13 October 1929 in Shanghai, left China in 1946 and lived for a while in Hong Kong, then settled in Paris in 1952. There, he associated with artists such as Karel Appel, Asger Jorn, and Pierre Alechinsky, members of the avant-garde group CoBrA. Ting started his career as an artist in Paris in the 1950s, where he became friends with artists such as Sam Francis and Pierre Alechinsky. His early works were influenced by the CoBrA group, a European art movement known for its use of expressive, childlike imagery. In the 1960s, Ting moved to New York City and became associated with the Pop Art movement.

Ting is perhaps best known for his series of paintings featuring women, which he called "Cat Women." These works often featured female figures surrounded by flowers and other decorative elements. Ting was also known for his collaborations with poets, including Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder, and his own poetry, which often featured themes of love and desire.

In 1957, he moved to the United States, and settled in New York where his work 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 color painted with a Chinese brush and acrylic paint.

He lived in Amsterdam (Keizersgracht) in the 1990s, but regularly moved between there and New York.In 2002 he got a brain hemorrhage and went into a coma for 8 years and stayed in a care centre in Amstelveen, in the Netherlands. Two weeks before his death in 2010 his children brought him back to his beloved New York where he died surrounded by his family and friends.

He is the author of 13 books, including "All in my Head" (Walasse Ting and Roland Topor, 1974), "A very hot day" (Walasse Ting and Jesse Ting, 1998)  and "One Cent Life" (Eberhard W. Kornfeld, 1964) a portfolio of 62 original lithographs by 28 artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Kiki Kogelnik, Tom Wesselmann, James Rosenquist, Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Claes Oldenburg, Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg and Sam Francis.
He won the Guggenheim Fellowship Award (for Drawing) in 1970.

His works are found in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Hong Kong Museum of Art, among others.

Photo 13 shows Walasse Ting in his Gallery in Amsterdam. Notice the bright colours of the flowers surrounding him. Photo is not included.
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