Chinese Moonlight: 63 poems by 33 Poets. Translated & recomposed by Walasse Ting

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Chinese Moonlight: 63 poems by 33 Poets
Translated & recomposed by Walasse Ting

4to. pp. 71. 4 original double-page lithographs by Walasse Ting. wrs. (small crease to lower front, a fine copy). New York: Wittenborn and Company, [1967].


Walasse Ting [1929 – 2010] was a Chinese-American artist & poet.

His work was influenced by pop art and abstract expressionism after moving to New York in 1957.  Known as an abstract artist originally, the bulk of Ting’s work since the mid-1970s has been described as popular figuratism, with broad areas of color painted with a Chinese brush.

He is the author of 13 books, including All in my Head and One Cent Life, a portfolio of 62 original lithographs by 28 artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Kiki Kogelnik, Tom Wesselmann, James Rosenquist, Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Claes Oldenburg, Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenber and Sam Francis.

In 1970, Ting won the Guggenhiem Fellowship Award (for Drawing.

His works are found in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Hong Kong Museum of Art.