Chu Teh-Chun - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Saturday, May 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Chu Teh-Chun’s painting appears to me as a mental enigma, a theatre where moving shadows act without revealing their secret: the image leads to a perpetual Elsewhere which remains both elusive and irrevocably present." Pierre Restany on Chu Teh-Chun

    Éclat passager displays the artist’s meticulous artistry with its elaborate details filling the composition mapped across the entire canvas. With the artist’s dexterous mastery of the contrasts between light and dark, the work fully conveys the poetic essence of traditional Chinese ink painting. The unbridled, broad brushstrokes roam in the background, while the foreground is enriched with colours, embodying the height of pastoral beauty.

Property from an Important Hong Kong Collection


Éclat passager

signed and dated 'Chu Teh-Chun [in Chinese and Pinyin] 07' lower right; further signed, titled and dated '"Eclat Passager" Chu Teh-Chun [in Pinyin and Chinese] 2007' on the reverse
oil on canvas
80.8 x 100 cm. (31 3/4 x 39 3/8 in.)
Painted in 2007, this work is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist's wife, Chu Ching-Chao.

HK$1,600,000 - 2,000,000 

Sold for HK$2,750,000

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Isaure de Viel Castel
Head of Department, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

Charlotte Raybaud
Head of Day Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 May 2019