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PROPERTY FROM A PRESTIGIOUS ASIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Lalan (Xie Jinglan)
EXTENDED FIGURE
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PROPERTY FROM A PRESTIGIOUS ASIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Lalan (Xie Jinglan)
EXTENDED FIGURE
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Details & Cataloguing

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Lalan (Xie Jinglan)
1921-1995
EXTENDED FIGURE
oil on canvas
113,5 x 146 cm; 44 11/16 x 57 1/2 in.
Executed in 1963-67.
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Provenance

Estate of the artist
Private Collection, Hong Kong

Exhibited

Shanghai, Shanghai Art Museum, My Vision of Paradise: Retrospective of Lalan's Art, 2009; catalogue, p. 29
Taipei, National Museum of History; Macau, Macau Museum of Art, Fragrence of the Mind: A Retrospective of Lalan's Work, 2010; catalogue, p. 29

Catalogue Note

Over five decades Xie Jin Lang  (nicknamed Lalan)  blended the worlds of painting and music, much like she combined her Chinese roots and her life in France. Her paintings drew both on Oriental traditions, such as calligraphic motifs and smoky effects, and the gestural techniques of the French Art Informel movement. She choreographed her paintings like her performances – paint pirouettes, slides and sweeps over the canvas. As she used to explain, her career trajectory – this dance – was fluid and ever changing.

Art Contemporain Evening Sale

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