Lot Sale Results

Ju Ming

Ju Ming
October 2011 - 2nd Session Online auction

Lot # 111

Ju Ming
1938 -

Untitled (Tai Chi Series)
wood sculpture
signed and dated 1976
13 3/4 x 8 x 7 variable in  34.9 x 20.3 x 17.8cm

Provenance:
Purchased directly from the Artist in Taiwan by the present Private Collector, Toronto

In the mid-1970s, it was the humorous suggestion of Ju Ming's Master, Yang Yu-yu, that led Ming to study Tai Chi as a means to build his physical strength. The young artist was soon a devotee, and the balance and movement of Tai Chi became the creative centre of his unique style and his most recognized subject matter. His early Tai Chi wood sculptures caused a sensation at his 1976 solo exhibition at Taipei's National Museum of History. Planned to be a one-week show, it was extended for a year due to public demand.

This work was purchased at the same time as lot 112.

Estimate: $75,000 ~ $85,000 CAD

Sold For: $52,650.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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