534
534
Wang Tiande
NEW CHINESE CLOTHES III
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 162,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
534
Wang Tiande
NEW CHINESE CLOTHES III
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 162,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Ink Art

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Hong Kong

Wang Tiande
B. 1960
NEW CHINESE CLOTHES III
created in 2003
marked with one seal of the artist
ink, copper powder and burn marks on paper, framed
138 by 69 cm., 54¼ by 27½ in. 
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Provenance

Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Private American Collection

Exhibited

Wang Tiande: Ink for the 21st Century, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong, 2003, p. 18. 

Catalogue Note

As an early advocate of experimentation in painting and calligraphy in Shanghai during the 1980s, Wang Tiande has spent more than three decades focusing on different processes for redefining traditional forms with ink. Having studied at the Zhejiang Academy when Gu Wenda was also teaching there and creating radical shifts in calligraphic painting, Wang incorporated a three dimensional aspect to his groundbreaking creations such as ink stained paper installations and layered materials in this formative era.

New Chinese Clothes III outlines a figure using heavy brushstrokes and illegible calligraphic characters burned into the paper. Although burnt rather than painted, the Chinese characters themselves evoke the poetic inscriptions found in most traditional landscape paintings, and ironically allude to a vanishing literary tradition in the contemporary era. This painting is similar to a painting of the same series in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Contemporary Ink Art

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Hong Kong