Composition N° 85. 1961. Gouache. Twice signed in Chinese and Latin characters in lower right. Verso once more twice signed, dated and titled. On firm Arches wove paper (with blindstamp). 38 x 56.5 cm (14.9 x 22.2 in), the full sheet.
• In his inimitable pictorial language Chu Teh-Chun combines elements of classic Chinesie calligraphy with elements of Fench Post-Impressionism and Western Post war Abstraction. • He was a pioneer of Lyrical Abstraction – to him poetry and painting are inseparable. • He was the first Frenchman of Chinese descent to be accpeted into the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1997).
Accompanied by a certificate issued by the Chu Teh-Chun Foundation, Geneva/ Switzerland on February 5, 2021. The work will be included into the forthcoming catalouge raisonné.
PROVENANCE: Galerie H. Le Gendre, Paris. Private collection until the 1960s (acquired from aforementioned gallery). Private collection Southern Germany (inherited from aforementioned).