The Last Day of Myself (1964)
WALASSE TING (1929-2010)
Original lithograph on BFK Rives paper from 1 Cent Life portfolio.
Newly-framed in polished aluminium as pictured
Born in Wuxi, China in 1929, but raised in Shanghai, Walasse Ting was a painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. In 1952 he emigrated to Paris, where he associated with avande-gardeists Karel Appel, Asger Jorn, and Pierre Alechinsky before arriving in New York in 1958 at the height Abstract Expressionism. Together with the American artist Sam Francis, Walasse famously published 1 Cent Life (1964), a book of his poetry illustrated by Francis, Appel, Jim Dine, Andy Warhol as well as himself.
Walasse was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship Award for drawing in 1970. His works can be found in many museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Silkeborg Museum, Denmark; the Museum of Hong Kong; the Chicago Art Institute; and the Musee Cernuschi, Paris.