Lot 619 Ravenel Spring Auction 2020

Ravenel Spring Auction 2020

Cherish Simplicity and Plain Honesty

TONG YANG TZE (Taiwanese, 1942)


Ink on paper mounted on wooden panels

136 x 253 cm


TWD 750,000-1,200,000

HKD 193,000-308,000

USD 24,900-39,800

CNY 177,000-283,000

Sold Price

TWD 2,400,000

HKD 629,921

USD 81,191

CNY 568,720


With four seals of the artist
Mr. Hugh Moss, London
Lo Shan Tang Collection, Hong Kong / London

Lo Shan Tang: Contemporary Chinese Paintings III: Migration, Lo Shan Tang, Hong Kong / London, 1990, pp. 30-31, colour illustrated 7


Presented in four panels, this work was illustrated in Lo Shan Tang: Contemporary Chinese Paintings III: Migration , Lo Shan Tang, Hong Kong/London, 1990, pp. 30-31. Thick ink was applied on the huge paper panel, suggesting Huaisu's frolic Running script. Dots scattered in the spaces between the lines, suggesting swift strokes and soaked brush with excellent manipulation. The words were extracted from Laozi teachings, describing a noble character who doesn't waver under temptations and greed. A similar work was kept in the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung. Shared with the same title, that work was completed in 1991 and is much smaller than the work offered in this sale. Despite having the same content and composition, the different states of mind could be spotted. Such experience could be compared to repeated viewings of a movie or listening to a song again and again. Each experience is unique.
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Ravenel Spring Auction 2020

Saturday, July 18, 2020, 12:00am