LEE CHI CHING 李志清 | DUGU QIUBAI (THE SWORD DEVIL) 獨孤求敗
LEE CHI CHING 李志清 | DUGU QIUBAI (THE SWORD DEVIL) 獨孤求敗
LEE CHI CHING 李志清 | DUGU QIUBAI (THE SWORD DEVIL) 獨孤求敗
LEE CHI CHING 李志清 | DUGU QIUBAI (THE SWORD DEVIL) 獨孤求敗
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LEE CHI CHING 李志清 | DUGU QIUBAI (THE SWORD DEVIL) 獨孤求敗

Estimate: 20,000 - 40,000 HKD

LEE CHI CHING 李志清 | DUGU QIUBAI (THE SWORD DEVIL) 獨孤求敗

Estimate: 20,000 - 40,000 HKD
Lot sold:44,100HKD
(9 bids, reserve met)

Description

LEE CHI CHING

DUGU QIUBAI (THE SWORD DEVIL)


acrylic on skate deck

signed, dated and stamped

Executed in 2020.

20.3 by 80 cm. 8 by 31½ in.


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李志清

獨孤求敗


壓克力彩繪於滑板

2020年作

款識

藝術家簽名「志清」、鈐印並紀年庚子

20.3 x 80 公分, 8 x 31½ 英寸

Condition Report

To request a condition report for this lot please contact Kian.Kam@sothebys.com / Gabe.Chan@sothebys.com.

Catalogue Note

"As I observed the wooden grains on the skateboard, images of mist, clouds, mountains and water began to emerge, and these are features I wanted to preserve in this work. The main character of this work is Dugu Qiubai, a recurrent figure in several Jin Yong's novels. At one point in Dugu's life, he felt the loneliness of being at the top, never again finding any challenger who could rival his martial arts. Because of my connection with him, many of my works have evolved around related themes. Jin Yong's novels are a part of Hong Kong's spirit, therefore they make an apt subject. It was natural that it became a theme of this piece, in which I hope to convey a sense of loneliness when one is invincible. On the other hand, the 'leaving void' tradition in Chinese ink paintings works perfectly with the wooden grains" - Lee Chi Ching


Comic artist and painter Lee Chi Ching is the vice-chairman of the Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Artists Association. Winner of the 2007 Gold Award at the International Manga Award in Japan, Lee began his career in comics in 1981. In 1990s, he collaborated with Japanese publishers to release literary classics such as The Three Kingdoms and Sun Zi's Tactics. In 1997, Lee and the late Jin Yong (Louis Cha) jointly formed a publishing house to release comic versions of Jin Yong's popular novels The Legend of the Condor Heroes and The Smiling, Proud Wanderer. He also created the cover art for the Japanese versions of Jin Yong's novels. He was also the curator for the 2017 special exhibition on Jin Yong at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. He also created the Jin Yong stamps released by the Hongkong Post in 2018. Lee has dedicated the past decade in artistic creativity, and many of his works are held in museum collections as well as private collections.


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「看到滑板,我對着上面的木紋思考,漸漸看出了煙雲、山水,想盡量保留它們。此作品的主角是金庸小說裡面其中一位高手獨孤求敗,因我與金庸先生的關係,創作了許多有關的主題,而金庸小說也是香港人的集體回憶。作品表現了無敵的獨孤感,以國畫的留白與木紋完美地結合。」── 李志清


李志清,港澳台美協港區副主席,漫畫家、藝術畫家。2007年曾得日本國際漫畫最優秀金獎;1981年起從事漫畫,1990年代主要與日本出版合作,曾出版三國志,孫子兵法等;1997年與金庸合組出版社,出版射雕英雄傳及笑傲江湖,同時為金庸小說創作日本版封面插畫;2017年為文化博物館策劃繪畫金庸展覽,2018年為香港郵政設計繪畫金庸郵票,近十多年主要從事藝術創作,大量作品為博物館及私人收藏。

LEE CHI CHING 李志清 | DUGU QIUBAI (THE SWORD DEVIL) 獨孤求敗
LEE CHI CHING 李志清 | DUGU QIUBAI (THE SWORD DEVIL) 獨孤求敗
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