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An Exhibition of Contemporary Asian Art Thursday 1 May 2014 – Sunday 11 May 2014

On View Thursday 1 May 2014 to Sunday 11 May 2014 Gallery Hours Weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Weekends from 12 Noon to 5:00 pm Exhibition to be held at Waddington’s 275 King Street East, 2nd Floor Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1K2 All works may be viewed online at AsianArt.Waddingtons.ca

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Front Cover # 24 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) AND THEN X 6 RED, 2013 (detail) Back Cover # 30 ZHANG YUANFUNG (B. 1984) FLOWER CAVE 14 Title Page # 29 WU JUNYONG (B. 1978) EXTENDED HORSE, 2013 (detail) Inside Front Cover #9 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) OPEN YOUR HANDS WIDE EMBRACE HAPPINESS!, 2010 (detail) Inside Back Cover # 34 WILLIAM HO (B.1960) HEAVENLY LOVE #10 (detail)

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AsianArt.Waddingtons.ca This catalogue and its contents © 2014 Waddington McLean & Company Ltd. All rights reserved. Photography by Waddington’s

Specialist Janfer Chung 416 847 6171 jc@waddingtons.ca Corporate Receptionist Kate Godin 416 504 9100 kg@waddingtons.ca Accounts Manager Karen Sander 416 847 6173 ks@waddingtons.ca Absentee and Phone Bidding 416 504 0033 (Fax) bids@waddingtons.ca Online Bidding www.artfact.com


**Please provide intro. — Janfer Chung Contemporary Asian Art Specialist


Waddington’s

Leadership Team

Waddington’s is Canada’s most diverse and significant provider of fine art auction and appraisal services. Based on a rich legacy in the industry, Waddington’s actively seeks to redefine our business to ensure we remain fresh and reactive to what our clients are seeking. Through our appraisal, auction, private sale and downsizing expertise, we are pleased to provide a complete range of services.

Waddington’s leadership team brings together three of the industry’s best. The combination of their experience, knowledge of market trends and client networks builds on Waddington’s 160 year legacy of growth and dominance.

Waddington’s is Canada’s original auction house, with a history of conducting auctions since 1850. We are also an international auction house, providing access to world markets. Waddington’s is an innovative leader. We enjoy pushing the limits, exploring new territory and creating new partnerships. From the marathon auction of Maple Leaf Gardens, our partnership with the LCBO to auction fine wine, to the launch of Concrete Contemporary and our new Pop-Up Gallery series, we are driven to find what’s new, what’s exciting, and what you want to buy or sell.

Waddington’s by Department Asian Art Canadian Fine Art Contemporary Art Auctions and Projects Decorative Arts International Art Inuit Art Jewellery, Watches & Numismatics “Off the Wall” Art Transitions Philanthropy and Community

Duncan McLean, President, is Waddington’s corporate leader, responsible for strategic development and innovation realization. Under his direction Waddington’s strives to not only continuously evolve to meet the needs of our clients and address the demands of the market, but to push the boundaries, with integrity, creativity and passion. Mr. McLean has been involved in the auction industry for 35 years, as art specialist, appraiser, auctioneer and corporate leader. His knowledge base spans the diversity of Waddington’s offerings, with internationally-recognized expertise in Inuit Art. As Vice President Business Development, Stephen Ranger is focused on identifying new markets, new clients and new ways to do business. For example, Mr. Ranger launched Waddington’s Contemporary Art venture, Concrete Contemporary, to reach an exciting new sector of art enthusiasts and artists. Under Mr. Ranger’s guidance, new partnerships are also being created resulting in edgy new offerings like our Pop-Up Gallery series debuting in 2013. Mr.Ranger brings over 25 years of diverse experience as an auctioneer, appraiser and consultant in the art auction industry with specific expertise in Canadian Fine Art. Linda Rodeck, Vice President Fine Art, is one of Canada’s most trusted and respected Canadian Art specialists. Her impressive career of 25+ years includes leadership roles in the country’s most distinguished auction houses. Ms. Rodeck’s keen understanding of the market and her extensive network are invaluable in her role of sourcing the best works and providing the best service to our clients. As Vice President of Waddington’s Fine Art, Ms. Rodeck will play a critical role in developing new business leveraging her success in the Canadian art market.


Contemporary Asian Art

Asian Art

Janfer Chung is a specialist in Contemporary Asian Art. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hong Kong and has previously worked at top contemporary art galleries in Hong Kong and China. She has coordinated a number of important exhibitions featuring works of worldrenowned artists including Jenny Holzer, Jason Martin, Entang Wiharso, Zhu Jinshi, Su Xiaobai, Zhang Huang, Li Xiaojing and Hu Yongkai.

Waddington’s Asian Art department is Canada’s leader in serving the demands of the rapidly growing Asian market supported by our recognized and credible expertise. Our ability to achieve exceptional prices for works, including the Canadian record for the highest price for an Asian work of art, is based on our international reputation and network with the community.

Specializing in jade, paintings, porcelain, religious works of art, textiles, woodblock and export wares, we present works from China, Japan, Korea, South East Asia, South Asia, Himalaya and others.

Specializing in jade, paintings, porcelain, religious works of art, textiles, woodblock and export wares, we present works from China, Japan, Korea, South East Asia, South Asia, Himalaya and others.

Anthony Wu Specialist, Asian Art Janfer Chung Specialist, Contemporary Asian Art


Concrete Contemporary Auctions and Projects

Canadian Fine Art

Waddington’s launched its newest division, Concrete Contemporary Auctions and Projects (CCAP) in March 2012 with a vision and mandate to create a secondary market for contemporary Canadian art.

Waddington’s has been a major force in the Canadian art sector for over five decades, beginning with our first auction of Canadian Fine Art held at the Queen Elizabeth Building at the CNE in 1967. Since that historic event, Waddington’s has offered some of the most important Canadian works, set record prices, and has been an integral part of driving the Canadian art market.

Concrete Contemporary Auctions merges the worlds of traditional auction and the retail gallery, where our relationships with artists, art dealers, curators and collectors result in exciting new sources of contemporary works. The auctions are tightly focused on Canadian contemporary art since 1980 with an emphasis on midand late-career artists with exhibition history in the private and public sphere.

With the return of Linda Rodeck, one of Canada’s most respected art specialists, Waddington’s is proud to rename our Canadian Art division under the Waddington’s brand umbrella.

An exciting initiative of CCAP is the launch of our Pop-Up Gallery series in 2013. These short-duration, single artist shows offer works by some of Canada’s most accomplished working artists. Led by one of Canada’s most plugged-in art experts, Stephen Ranger, CCAP is committed to exploring new ways to connect, expand and support the arts community.

Stephen Ranger Senior Specialist, Contemporary Art

Linda Rodeck Senior Specialist, Canadian Art Vice President, Fine Art


International Art

Jewellery, Watches and Numismatics

Waddington’s International Art department presents auctions of fine art from around the world, offering original works from art centres across North America and Europe while continuing to expand our scope to bring our collectors works from Asia, South Asia, Russia and South America. A major element of Waddington’s legacy, our International art auctions draw on Canada’s cultural diversity. The combination of our expertise and our expansive global network ensures the highest standards of authentication and research.

Waddington's has conducted auctions of Fine Jewellery and Numismatics for close to three decades. Highly respected expertise and in-depth knowledge of both domestic and international markets are the anchors of the ongoing success and popularity of our auctions.

Rare and important paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs are offered in our live and online auctions, attracting buyers worldwide.

Susan Robertson Senior Specialist, International Art

Our auctions are composed of a wide spectrum of contemporary and period jewellery featuring examples by some of the most desired names in jewellery including Tiffany, Cartier, Fabergé, Jensen, Yurman and Van Cleef & Arpels. Also featured in our auctions are fine wrist and pocket watches, designer fashion jewellery and all forms of numismatics including coins, tokens, banknotes and ancients.

Donald McLean Senior Specialist, Jewellery, Watches and Numismatics


Decorative Arts

Inuit Art

Decorative Arts at Waddington’s encompasses a broad and diverse variety of objects and the department's client database is one of our largest.  From ancient to modern, delicate to deadly, Waddington’s Decorative Arts department redefines the term, bringing much more than traditional silverware and porcelain figurines to market, and with remarkable success.

Waddington’s is internationally recognized as one of the leading authorities in marketing Inuit Art. No other auction house has been as intrinsically linked to the development of a market for this art form. Inuit Art is a proud part of our DNA. From our first landmark auction in 1978 of the William Eccles Collection, Waddington’s has offered thousands of works, set record prices, and expanded the market well beyond Canada’s borders.

Waddington’s reputation for developing new markets is well represented by our Decorative Arts department, as is our ability to present large collections – notable recent sales have included Contemporary Studio Glass, Scientific Instruments and Militaria. The department regularly offers auctions which include bronzes, items of Canadian Historical interest, ceramics, devotional works of art, glass, lighting, militaria, mirrors, objets de vertu, porcelain, scientific instruments, travel and exploration maps.

Bill Kime Senior Specialist, Decorative Arts

Sean Quinn Specialist, Decorative Arts

Our legacy of successful Inuit Art auctions, our ability to achieve continually increasing values and our creation of an international market have been key factors in validating Inuit art as a whole and establishing it as an integral part of the Canadian Art scene.

Duncan McLean Senior Specialist, Inuit Art

Christa Ouimet Specialist, Inuit Art


Transitions

Philanthropy and Community

Transitions is Waddington’s downsizing and estate management service, created specifically for clients going through a transition who require knowledgeable, qualified and professional advice.

Waddington's is committed to working within the community by contributing our time to charity fundraising events and appraisal clinics. We are honoured to work with countless museums, galleries, art organizations and fund raising events and contribute our time to over 20 events each year raising over $2,000,000 annually for the community.

Successful downsizing and estate planning require an accurate appraisal of tangible assets. Drawing on Waddington’s 160 years of experience across our diverse areas of specialties, Transitions helps clients make informed decisions to keep, gift, sell or donate. Our clients include fiduciaries, executors and beneficiaries responsible for settling estates, as well as private clients looking to downsize and turn their material encumbrances into a monetary resource. Transitions is an end-to-end solution to help you sort, value, sell and move on to the next stage.

Marcia Kim Manager

Ellie Muir Coordinator

In addition, the Concrete Contemporary Acquisition Fund each year funds 50% of the purchase price for a work of contemporary Canadian art for a public institution. In 2012/2013 we have supported the following organizations: Aids Committee of Toronto, SNAP Best Buddies Birdlife International Canadian Opera Company Casey House, Art with Heart Casey House, Snowball CAMH Unmasked Covenant House The Furniture Bank Integra Foundation Lake Ontario Waterkeepers OCAD University Metro Toronto Zoo Montreal Children’s Hospital Nyota School, Kenya Princess Margaret Hospital Robert McLaughlin Gallery Second Harvest, Toronto Taste Serve Canada St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener St. Michaels Hospital, ARTGEMS The STOP Foodbank Toronto Symphony Orchestra The Varley Gallery Windsor Art Gallery Warchild Canada York University Fisher Fund


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1 KŌJI ENOKURA (1942-1995) UNTITILED 51.2” x 38.6” — 130 x 98 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

Koji Enokura (b. 1942-d.1995, Tokyo, Japan) Koji Enokura completed his MFA in oil painting at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1968 and went on to become one of the most influential artists of the Japanese modern art movement. Enokura was also one of the key figures behind the postwar movement known as the Monoha (School of Things), which emerged in the late 1960s and lasted until the early 1970s. The movement examined relationships between the organic and industrial world and grew in response to minimalism and the Land Art movement that had developed in the West. During the 1970s, Enokura received international acclaim for his highly conceptual works, which he exhibited in the Tokyo Biennale, as well as those in Paris, Venice, and Sydney. His spare, refined aesthetic explores issues of physical space and the relationships between himself and the surrounding world. The works also cast a critical eye on the political and economic issues faced by Japan during the 1960s. Enokura went on to exhibit at the Neue Galerie der Stadt Aachen in Germany; National Museum of Art in Osaka; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; Taipei Fine Art Museum; and Contemporary Art Museum of Seoul throughout the 1980s. More recently in July 2013, Koji Enokura’s work was showcased in a solo exhibition at Blum and Poe Gallery in Los Angeles.

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2 NOBUO SEKINE (B. 1942) OVAL’S BORDER, 1987 35.6” x 28.5” — 90.5 x 72.5 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

Nobuo Sekine (b. 1942-, Saitama, Japan) Specializing in oil painting, Nobuo Sekine received his BFA from Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan in 1968. Upon graduation, Sekine was invited to exhibit independently and also as a member of the Mono-ha (School of Things) at galleries in Japan and across Europe including Copenhagen, Bern, Genoa, Milan, and Venice. The Mono-ha, a collective of Tokyo-based artists including Sekine, emerged in the late 1960s during a period of transition between minimalism and Land Art. Although the group was not unified by one particular form or medium, at the core of the Mono-ha’s mandate was a desire to explore the interrelationship between the natural and industrial or manmade world, specifically focusing on materiality while also examining issues of space and perception. Sekine’s 1968, Phase: Mother Earth has often been credited as the first Mono-ha work.

1Sekine, Phase—Mother Earth, 1968 at the 1st Biennale of Kōbe at the 'Suma Detached Palace Garden: Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition'

Nobuo Sekine currently lives and works in Tokyo and Los Angeles, and is represented by Blum and Poe Gallery in Los Angeles, California. His works have been exhibited extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Asia and select shows include: Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant Garde at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, USA in 2012; Rachofsky House: New Exhibition Space, Rachofsky House, Dallas, TX, U.S in 2012; Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, U.S. (also traveled to Haus der Kunstm, Munich, Germany) in 2012; Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-Ha at Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., U.S. in 2011; MONO-HA: Reconsideration, The National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan in 2005; and Century, Tate Modern Art Gallery, London, U.K. in 2005.

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3 TOMIO MIKI (1937 - 1978) EAR NO. U02, 1970 4.9” x 5.7” — 12.5 x 14.5 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

Tomio Miki (b. 1937- d.1978, Tokyo, Japan) Emerging from the Anti-Art movement of the early 1960s, Tomio Miki established himself as one of the most significant artists of the modern Japanese period and is best known for his aluminum alloy sculptures of the human ear. Rendered in various sizes, his ear sculptures are represented in many prestigious permanent collections including the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, and National Museum of Modern Art, both in Tokyo, Japan, as well as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1967, Miki was awarded at the ninth Nihon Kokusai Bijutsu Ten (International Art Exhibition of Japan) for Pink Ear 12, a polyester resin version of his ear sculpture series. During the 1960s, Miki also prized at the 6th and 9th Gendai Nihon Bijutsu Ten (Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan) and the 5th Jeune Biennale de Paris. In 1971, Miki traveled to the United States for a year-long residency at the invitation of the Rockefeller Foundation. Works outside of Miki’s ear-sculpture series can be found at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and National Museum of Modern Art.

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4 TOMIO MIKI (1937 - 1978) EAR 815 6.5” x 7.5” — 16.4 x 19 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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5 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B. 1962) AN HOMAGE TO MONOPINK 1960 A, 2012 Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 69 of 300, 20.9” x 29.1” — 53 x 74 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

Takashi Murakami (b. 1952-, Tokyo, Japan) Takashi Murakami received his BFA, MFA, and Ph.D. from the Tokyo University of the Arts and has become one of the most highly regarded and popular artists of his generation. Working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, film, and installation, Murakami is best known for his distinctive “Superflat” style, which is loosely defined by its flattened, graphic imagery. Murakami’s colourful and glossy images are infused with a sense of play, incorporating cartoon-like characters and symbols, drawing from both traditional forms including woodblock prints (Ukiyo-e) and contemporary art, and pop culture such as manga and anime. Murakami’s works have been exhibited internationally at many prestigious galleries and institutions. Major solo exhibitions include: Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2001); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2001); Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (2002); the Serpentine Gallery, London (2002); and Château de Versailles (2010). As only the third-ever contemporary artist permitted to exhibit at the Château de Versailles, the 2010 “Murakami-Versailles”, featured 22 of his works installed over 15 rooms and throughout the gardens. The show was a significant landmark in Murakami’s career and the juxtaposition of his bold and psychedelic works with the ornate French interiors served to push new boundaries. Between 2007 and 2009, Murakami curated a retrospective of his work entitled, “©Murakami” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The exhibit then traveled to the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Museum for Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain in 2008-2009. In 2002, Murakami’s artistic vision translated into a collaboration with Louis Vuitton. Assuming a role as a “Friend of the House,” Murakami designed three limited edition collections of leather goods for the famed fashion house, which boosted his profile domestically in Japan and internationally. His ability to blur the lines between high art and commercial imagery has drawn him comparisons to Andy Warhol, with many art critics dubbing him as the “Japanese Andy Warhol”. His highly collectible works are well sought after, realizing staggering results at auction. On May 14, 2008, at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Sale in New York, Murakami’s sculpture, “My Lonesome Cowboy,” sold for over $15 million USD. That same year, Time magazine named Murakami as one of their “100 Most Influential People,” and he was the only artist to appear on the list.

Installation shots of “Murakami – Versailles”, Château de Versailles, 2010

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6 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) FLOWER, 2011 Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited edition 81 of 300, 20.9” x 20.9” — 53 x 53 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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7 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) FLOWERS BLOSSOMING IN THIS WORLD AND THE LAND OF NIRVANA, 2013 Offset lithograph with cold silver and high gloss vanishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 54 of 300, 19.7” x 19.7” — 50 x 50 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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8 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) SUCH CUTE FLOWER, 2011 Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 69 of 300, 19.7” x 19.7” — 50 x 50 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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9 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) OPEN YOUR HANDS WIDE EMBRACE HAPPINESS!, 2010 Offset lithograph with cold silver and high gloss vanishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 20 of 300, 26.8” x 26.8” — 68 x 68 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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10 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) OPEN YOUR HANDS WIDE, 2011 Offset lithograph with cold silver and high gloss vanishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 64 of 300, 30.2” x 36.2” — 76.6 x 92 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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11 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) LOTUS FLOWER WHITE, 2010 Offset Lithograph with cold silver and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited edition 207 of 300 Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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12 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) LOTUS FLOWER PINK, 2010 Offset lithograph with cold silver and high gloss vanishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 222 of 300, diameter 28” — 71 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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13 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) ARCHITECT OF THE HEART, 2011 Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 36 of 300, diameter 28” — 71 cm. Provenance:

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14 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) KANSEI SKULLS, 2011 Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 44 of 300, diameter 28” — 71 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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15 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B. 1962) BLACK DARUMA - MY ARMS AND LEGS ROT OFF AND THOUGH MY BLOOD RUSHES FORTH, THE TRANQUILITY OF MY HEART SHALL BE PRIZED ABOVE ALL, 2007 Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 160 of 300, 27.6” x 32.7” — 70 x 83 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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16 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) REALM OF THE DEAD FLOWER BALL 3D, 2011 Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 93 of 300, diameter 28” — 71 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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17 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) FLOWER BALL (3D) BROWN Offset lithograph with cold silver and high gloss vanishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 35 of 300, diameter 28” — 71 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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18 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) FLOWER BALL (3D) MAGIC FLUTE, 2010 Offset lithograph with cold silver and high gloss vanishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 258 of 300, diameter 28” — 71 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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19 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) ACUPUNCTURE FLOWERS, 2011 Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 30 of 300, 26.8” x 26.8” — 68 x 68 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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20 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) JELLYFISH EYES - WHITE 4 Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 159 of 300, 19.7” x 19.7” — 50 x 50 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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21 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) MAIDEN IN THE YELLOW STRAW HAT, 2010 Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 150 of 300, 32.7” x 32.7” — 60 x 60 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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22 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) FLOWERS BLOSSOMING IN THIS WORLD AND THE LAND OF NIRVANA, 2013 Offset lithograph with cold silver and high gloss vanishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 56 of 300, 19.7” x 19.7” — 50 x 50 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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23 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) AND THEN X 6 BLUE, 2013 Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 97 of 300, 19.7” x 19.7” — 50 x 50 cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Tokyo, Japan

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24 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) AND THEN X 6 RED, 2013 Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 95 of 300, 19.7” x 19.7” — 50 x 50 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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25 TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B.1962) AND THEN X 6 (WHITE) Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing Signed and numbered on the lower right Limited Edition 120 of 300, 19.7” x 19.7” — 50 x 50 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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26 AYAKO ROKKAKU (B.1982) UNTITLED, 2012 Lithograph, in Colors Signed and dated on the lower right, and numbered on the lower left. Limited Edition 51 of 75, 22.6” x 30.7” — 57.5 x 78 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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Ayako Rokkaku (b. 1982-, Tokyo, Japan) Active since 2001, Ayako Rokkaku is best known for her brightly-coloured and playful figural paintings, which depict adolescent subjects with elongated limbs and cartoonish features. Rokkaku’s use of finger painting infuses her paintings with a sense of looseness and fluidity and enhances the whimsical nature of her works. This style lends itself well to performance and collaboration and Rokkaku has been known to invite audience members at art fairs and shows to actively participate in the painting process. In 2003, 2005, and 2006 Rokkaku received the “Scout Prize” at Geisai, a contemporary art fair organized by Takashi Murakami, and won the “Goto Akio” award at the same festival in 2005. Since then, she has risen to international prominence and exhibited in France, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Belguim, and the Netherlands. She has also shown at Art Basel in Switzerland; Kunsthal Rotterdam; and TEFAF Maastricht, Netherlands. Represented by Gallery Delaive in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Rokkaku divides her time between the Netherlands, Germany, and Japan.


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27 TATSUYA MATSUSHITA (B.1982) NEVER STOPPING MARCH, 2007 39.4” x 25.8” — 100 x 65.5 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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28 MASASHI NISHIZONO (B.1982) PLACE 02 NEW YORK, 2007 Digital print in acrylic frame, 40.6” x 28.7” — 103 x 73 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Tokyo, Japan

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Masashi Nishizono (b.1982-, Tokyo, Japan) Masashi Nishizono is a Tokyo-based artist and educator. A graduate of Musashino Art University, Masashi is now enrolled in a joint Ph.D. program, focusing on Teacher Education, at the Science of School Education in Hyogo University. Nishizono’s “Place” series examines the concept of perspective. In these works, Nishizono re-imagines cityscapes and photos from his travels, splicing his images and presenting them in smaller geometric vignettes thus providing his audience with new views and angles. Widely exhibited throughout Japan, Nishizono’s works are also held in many private collections in Asia.


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29 WU JUNYONG (B. 1978) LENGTHEN BMW, 2013 26” x 19.3” — 66 x 49 cm. Provenance: UCCA Store, Beijing, China

Wu Junyong (b. 1978-, Fujian, China) Wu Junyong attended China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, receiving his BFA in Printmaking in 2000, and MFA in New Media in 2005. Dividing his time between Beijing and Hangzhou, Wu currently works as an artist and also teaches at the School of Inter-media Art at his alma mater. Wu’s work often references historical Chinese literature, folk art, and culture, reinterpreting traditional symbols and motifs as a means of satire and political commentary. While his depictions of solitary figures and animals focus primarily on the state of Chinese political affairs, his works are infused with a deep sense of pathos and the issues of isolation, melancholy, and at times, despair, can be understood universally. Since 2002, Wu has exhibited in Brussels, Los Angeles, and Toronto as well as extensively throughout Asia in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea. Recent selected group exhibitions include: Fuck off 2, The Groninger Museum Netherlands, 2013; ON| OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Pratice, The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 2013; 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012; The First “CAFAM Future” Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, 2012; 15th Holland Animation Film Festival, 2012; Made in Pop Land, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, 2010; Farewell to Post- Colonialism, The Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, 2008.

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30 ZHANG YUANFUNG (B. 1984) FLOWER CAVE 14, 2011 diameter 39.4” — 100 cm., oz. Provenance: UCCA Store, Beijing, China Exhibited: Zhang Yuanfeng: Flower Cave, Red Stars Gallery, 2011

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Zhang Yuanfeng (b. 1984-, Shanxi, China) Zhang Yuanfeng has gained international acclaim for her sensitive and emotional ink and brush paintings. Drawing from childhood memories, her works often depict scenes of children close-up, and possess a quiet intimacy. However, the images are far from innocent as many of the figures are rendered with a sense of maturity and expressions of sadness or distress. When viewed as a whole, her work serves as commentary on the cruel realities of modern society. First trained at the Beijing Arts and Crafts school in 2004, Zhang later went on to the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, earning her BFA in 2008 and MFA in 2011. Zhang’s works can be found in public and corporate collections including the Central Academy of Fine Arts and Zhejiang Art Museum. She has also exhibited throughout Asia in Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; and in Shenzhen and Shanghai, China


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31 JU TING (B.1983) UNTITLED 44 , 2013 15.7” x 15.7” — 40 x 40 cm. Provenance: UCCA Store, Beijing, China Exhibited: CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2013

Ju Ting (b. 1983-, Shandong, China) Trained in printmaking at China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Ju Ting received her BFA in 2007 and MFA in 2013. She now works and resides in Beijing. Ju’s richly textured works involve building up layers of paint and pigment on canvas to create a three-dimensional plain on an otherwise flat surface. The thickly layered paint is then carved, creating raised sections, and draws from the past, recalling the appearance of a traditional woodblock used in printmaking. Her works have been exhibited at numerous museums and institutions throughout China including CAFA Art, and National Art Museum of China, in Beijing and OCT Art and Design Gallery in Shenzhen. Ju has also been awarded international grants and awards, most recently the Lauréate du Prix YISHI 8 Chine 2013.

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32 LIU LIN CABBAGE LAKE, 2013 13” x 17.7” — 33 x 45 cm. Provenance: UCCA Store, Beijing, China

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33 WILLIAM HO (B.1960) HEAVENLY LOVE #9, 2013 Chinese paint and ink on rice paper, 27” x 27” — 68.6 x 68.6 cm.

William Ho (b. 1960-, China) William Ho is an internationally renowned artist and lecturer. His works have been exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum and Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, as well as the Louvre Museum in Paris. Recently, he was commissioned by the town of Richmond Hill to create a large-scale sculpture located at the Centre for the Performing Arts, entitled, “Love, Hope, and Harmony,” in celebration of the town’s 140th anniversary. Ho has also lectured at the Royal Ontario Museum for over 13 years as well as the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. In 2006, he was invited to speak at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to coincide with his solo exhibition, which also traveled to Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

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34 WILLIAM HO (B.1960) HEAVENLY LOVE #10 Chinese paint and ink on rice paper, 27” x 27” — 68.6 x 68.6 cm.

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An Exhibition of Contemporary Asian Art – Thursday 1 May 2014 – Sunday 11 May 2014

35 WILLIAM HO (B.1960) GOLDEN TOUCH #11 Chinese paint and ink on rice paper, 27” x 27” — 68.6 x 68.6 cm.

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36 WILLIAM HO (B.1960) GOLDEN TOUCH #12 Chinese paint and ink on rice paper, 27” x 27” — 68.6 x 68.6 cm.

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An Exhibition of Contemporary Asian Art – Thursday 1 May 2014 – Sunday 11 May 2014

37 WILLIAM HO (B.1960) GALAXY III, 2011 Chinese paint and Ink on rice paper, 54” x 27” — 137.2 x 68.6 cm. Exhibited: The Louvre, Paris, France, 2013

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38 WILLIAM HO (B.1960) LIGHT OF HOPE Chinese paint and Ink on rice paper Exhibited: The Louvre, Paris, France, 2013

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An Exhibition of Contemporary Asian Art – Thursday 1 May 2014 – Sunday 11 May 2014

39 WILLIAM HO (B.1960) GALAXY II Chinese paint and ink on rice paper, 54” x 27” — 137.2 x 68.6 cm. Exhibited: The Louvre, Paris, France, 2013

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40 CHEN MINGHUI NATURAL LANDSCAPE #2, 2014 23.6” x 31.5” — 60 x 80 cm.

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Chen Minghiu (b. 1958-, China) Chen Minghiu trained at China Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, earning an MFA in oil painting in 2011. His works borrow from traditional ink and brush paintings, reinterpreting the classical forms in mixed media including acrylic and oil paint, lacquer with linen, and wire and paper. The paintings, influenced by his study of western art history, demonstrate the cultural exchange and dialogue between east and west. His works were included in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China in 2004; Shanghai World Expo in Shanghai, China in 2010; and Paris Winter Salon Exhibition in Paris, France in 2013; and have been widely exhibited in Singapore and the United States.


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41 CHEN MINGHUI NATURAL LANDSCAPE #1, 2014 15.7” x 15.7” — 40 x 40 cm.

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42 CHEN MINGHUI WINTER LANDSCAPE #1, 2014 14.5” x 17” — 36.8 x 43.2 cm.

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Contemporary Asian Art | May 1 - 11, 2014  

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