May 20 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2569 -

Sale 2569 - Lot 77

Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
WALASSE TING (1929 - 2010, CHINESE/AMERICAN)
i) Hot and Sour Soup, ii) Hot and Sour Soup, iii)Green Banana, (Three Portfolios).

i)Portfolio with hand lettered poems, acrylic and ink drawings, and 19 color lithographs, 1969. 407x285 mm; 16 1/8x11 1/4 inches (12 folded sheets), loose as issued, in slip case. Edition of 3. Inscribed, Open paper bag / Catch / Moonlight / for you / to Vivian / only 3 books of / handwriting / This is no. 1, signed Walasse Ting, and dated, 69, inside back cover.

ii) Portfolio with 50 poems and 22 color lithographs, 1969. 407x285 mm; 16 1/8x11 1/4 inches (16 folded sheets), loose as issued. Edition of 1050. Printed by Bjørn Rosengreen, Copenhagen. Published by the Sam Francis Foundation, Pasadena, CA. Original printed binding, and slip case. Inscribed, To Dorothy and Mark / Sunshine as best wishes / Moonlight as dessert / from, signed, Walasse, and dated, 9 November 1969 / N.Y.C., inside cover of wrap. Inscribed, This book is numbered 824, signed, Walasse, and dated, 5 November 1969 N.Y.C., on back cover.

iii) Portfolio with 10 poems and 10 color lithographs, 1971. 370x280 mm; 14 1/2x11 inches (7 folded sheets), loose as issued. Edition of 800. Printed by Bjørn Rosengreen, Copenhagen, for Lefebre Gallery, NY. Signed, Ting, inscribed, No. 629, and dated, 1971, in green crayon, inside front cover.

Provenance: The artist; Dr. Richard Wedeen, NJ.