Lot 175
  • 175

Lin Fengmian (1900-1991)

Estimate
90,000 - 120,000 USD
Sold
818,500 USD
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Description

  • Lin Fengmian (1900-1991)
  • A SERIES OF SETS (LIAN HUAN TAO)
  • oil on canvas, signed in Chinese on lower right; signed 'Lin Fonmian' in pencil with one artist's seal on reverse

  • 18 5/8 x 23 7/8 in., 47.3 x 60.6 cm

Provenance

Acquired in Shanghai between 1963 and 1966 directly from the artist.

Catalogue Note

Lian Huan Tao (A Series of Sets) is the title of a well-known Beijing Opera play. For Lin Fengmian, Chinese opera gave inspiration for exploring new techniques of composition, colors and imagery influenced by Cubism and blended with imagery of shadow puppetry and paper cutting. As part of Lin Fengmian's Chinese Opera series, this rare oil on canvas painting expresses Lin's strong affinity towards decorative forms, humor and modern colors so typical of this body of work.
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