Busy Bodies lucky grasshoppers – 1981
Print – Lithograph on Somerset paper 21” x 28.75”
Edition: Signed in pencil and marked HC
Image size: 17.5″ x 26″ inches
H.C. stands for Hors Commerce (Not for Trade in french). Traditionally these were graphics pulled with the regular edition, but were marked by the artist for business use only. These graphics were used for entering exhibitions and competitions
Walasse Ting (DING XIONGQUAN) (October 13, 1929 – May 17, 2010) Born in Wuxi, China in 1929, but raised in Shanghai, Walesse Ting is a self-taught painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet who began his life as an artist at a very young age, painting on sidewalks. He left China in 1949 and settled for a six year period in Paris beginning in 1952, where he lived as a poor struggling artist but became acquainted with artists Karel Appel, Asger Jorn, and Pierre Alechinsky, members of the avant-garde group called COBRA.
His favourite subjects include deeply sensuous women, animals such as cats, birds and fishes and a broad range of flora and fauna.
He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship Award for Drawing.
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