signed and dated 83'; signed and titled on the reverse
oil and mineral pigment on canvas
28⅝ by 23⅞ in. (72.7 by 60.7 cm.)
This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is slightly relaxed on the strainer, visible upon close inspection. There is wear along the edges and corners with minor associated pinpoint pigment loss, visible upon close inspection. There is faint rubbing at the lower right corner, visible upon close inspection. Unframed.
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Private Collection, Japan (acquired directly from the artist)
Private Collection, United Kingdom
"Painting, above all, obeys the principles of ecology. One must find the therapeutic points in the undefined expanse of the canvas. And one must put one’s brush on such spots so as to fill the canvas with force and lively interactions."
Jean Fisher, Ed., Selected Writings by Lee Ufan, 1970-96, London 1996, p. 52