606
606
Leo K.K. Wong (Huang Guiquan)
DREAMING OF SPRING
Estimate
58,00068,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
606
Leo K.K. Wong (Huang Guiquan)
DREAMING OF SPRING
Estimate
58,00068,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

20th Century Chinese Art

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Hong Kong

Leo K.K. Wong (Huang Guiquan)
B.1932
DREAMING OF SPRING
signed in pinyin and stamped with the artist's seal; signed in Chinese, titled, dated 1999 and numbered 1/12 on the reverse
executed in 1999, printed in 2011, this work is number 1 from an edition of 12.
digital print
107 by 140 cm.   42 1/8  by 55 1/8  in.
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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Photo-Art, Hong Kong.

Provenance

Private Asian Collection

Exhibited

Honk Kong, Central Library, Poetic Images: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, November 2011
Macau, Tourist Activities Centre, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, April 3 - 10, 2005
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Central Library, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, May 1 - 10, 2005
Beijing, National Art Museum, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, June 22 - 28, 2005
Touring Exhibitions in 30 cities in China, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, 2005 - 2008
Paris, Cultural Centre of China, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, June, 2007
Cotonou, Chinese Cultural Centre, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, March, 2008
Münsingen, International Photography Festival, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, April, 2008
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, The Verve of Light & Shadow, Tchan Fou-Li, Kan Hing-Fook, Leo K.K. Wong, March 29 - October 26, 2009
San Francisco, The Gallery of Nan-Hai Art Centre, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, September, 2009
Bangkok, The 21st Photo Fair, Bitec Convention Centre, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, December, 2010
Taipei, The Heng Chong Gallery, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, June, 2011
Kuala Lumpur, The SGM Gallery, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, July, 2011
Singapore, Ion Art Gallery, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, October, 2011
Beijing, Chinese National Academy of Arts, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, April, 2012
Beijing, Poly Museum of Art, September, Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, September, 2012

Literature

H.W Chan, ed., Poetic Images: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, Leo K.K Wong, 2002, p. 14 - 15, illustrated in colour
H.W. Chan, ed., Photo Impressionism: Exhibition of Photographic Works of Leo K.K. Wong, Photo Art Ltd, 2011, p. 9, illustrated in colour
The Verve of Light and Shadow: Master Photographers Tchan Fou-Li, Kan Hing-Fook, Leo K.K. Wong, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong, 2009, p. 154, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

The Muses are the goddesses of art and literature. In the Greek Mythologies, they are often portrayed singing, dancing, playing flute and lyre, or strolling elegantly. They are the source of artistic inspiration. The term "muse" thus becomes a synonym of women who evoke artistic creation. One of the most influential muses of modern art history, Kiki de Montparnasse (born Alice Prin) modeled for many artists in Paris in the 1920s. Sanyu, Léonard Foujita, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani have all painted her and dedicated their works to her. In 1956, when Taiwan was still relatively conservative, the first professional nude art model was Lin Si-Duan. She became the "muse" of "The Three Musketeers of Photography" - ChangTsai, Lee Ming-Tiao, Deng Nan-Guang. They examined the possibilities of photographing nudity by shooting her under different lighting, composition and themes. In these works, they emphasized the beauty of human forms in different contexts, and explored some concepts of modern art. This spring, Sotheby's is delighted to present these wonderful photographic works and '"the nude muse" in 20th Century Chinese Art sale.

20th Century Chinese Art

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Hong Kong