Chu Teh-Chun

Chinese-French, 1920–2014

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A mid-century émigré to France, Chu Teh-Chun left an important mark on abstract painting and Chinese art with his synthesis of the two traditions. A student of Lin Fengmian, Chu studied traditional Chinese painting but was also exposed to Western …

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HK$91.8m, Christie's, 2016
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Olympic Centennial, 1920-2014
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HK$30,000
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Print
signed in Chinese, signed and dated 'CHU TEH-CHUN, 92.' (lower right); numbered '134/250' (lower left)
62.8 x 90 cm
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HK$30,000
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Oct 6, 2020
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014) _Olympic Centennial_ signed in Chinese, signed and dated 'CHU TEH-CHUN, 92.' (lower right); numbered '134/250' (lower left) lithograph 62.8 x 90 cm. (24 3/4 x 35 3/8 in.) Executed in 1992 edition 134/250
Olympic Centennial, 1920-2014
signed in Chinese, signed and dated 'CHU TEH-CHUN, 92.' (lower right); numbered '134/250' (lower left)
Oct 6, 2020
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HK$30,000
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62.8 x 90 cm
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Oct 6, 2020
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HK$30,000
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014) _Olympic Centennial_ signed in Chinese, signed and dated 'CHU TEH-CHUN, 92.' (lower right); numbered '134/250' (lower left) lithograph 62.8 x 90 cm. (24 3/4 x 35 3/8 in.) Executed in 1992 edition 134/250
Composition II, 1920-2014
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signed in Chinese, signed ‘CHU TEH-CHUN’ (lower right); numbered and inscribed ‘E.A. pour Thileli’ (lower left)
54 x 75.2 cm
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HK$40,000
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Oct 6, 2020
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014) _Composition II _ signed in Chinese, signed ‘CHU TEH-CHUN’ (lower right); numbered and inscribed ‘E.A. pour Thileli’ (lower left) lithograph 54 x 75.2 cm. (21 1/4 x 29 5/8 in.) Executed circa. 2005 Edition E.A. (artist’s proof, beside an edition of 150)
Composition II, 1920-2014
signed in Chinese, signed ‘CHU TEH-CHUN’ (lower right); numbered and inscribed ‘E.A. pour Thileli’ (lower left)
Oct 6, 2020
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HK$40,000
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54 x 75.2 cm
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Oct 6, 2020
Christie's
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HK$40,000
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014) _Composition II _ signed in Chinese, signed ‘CHU TEH-CHUN’ (lower right); numbered and inscribed ‘E.A. pour Thileli’ (lower left) lithograph 54 x 75.2 cm. (21 1/4 x 29 5/8 in.) Executed circa. 2005 Edition E.A. (artist’s proof, beside an edition of 150)
Untitled 1986, 1920-2014
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Work on Paper
ink on paper mounted on cardboard 
34.5 x 45.5 cm
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014)   _Untitled __1986_ ink on paper mounted on cardboard  34.5 x 45.5 cm. (13 5/8 x 17 7/8 in.)  Painted in 1986
Untitled 1986, 1920-2014
ink on paper mounted on cardboard 
Jun 30, 2020
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Work on Paper
34.5 x 45.5 cm
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014)   _Untitled __1986_ ink on paper mounted on cardboard  34.5 x 45.5 cm. (13 5/8 x 17 7/8 in.)  Painted in 1986
Vase F27- Purity, 1920-2014
Sold on Jun 30, 2020
HK$106,250
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signed and titled in Chinese, dated '2005' (on the reverse); titled and numbered 'F27 4/8' (on the underside)
39.5 x 17 cm
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HK$106,250
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Jun 30, 2020
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014) _Vase F27- Purity_ signed and titled in Chinese, dated '2005' (on the reverse); titled and numbered 'F27 4/8' (on the underside) painted ceramic 56.5 (H) x 39.5 x 17 cm. (22 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.) Executed in 2005 edition 4/8
Vase F27- Purity, 1920-2014
signed and titled in Chinese, dated '2005' (on the reverse); titled and numbered 'F27 4/8' (on the underside)
Jun 30, 2020
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HK$106,250
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39.5 x 17 cm
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Jun 30, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
HK$106,250
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014) _Vase F27- Purity_ signed and titled in Chinese, dated '2005' (on the reverse); titled and numbered 'F27 4/8' (on the underside) painted ceramic 56.5 (H) x 39.5 x 17 cm. (22 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.) Executed in 2005 edition 4/8
Le 4 juin 1995, 1920-2014
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HK$475,000
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Painting
acrylic on paper laid on canvas
28 x 25 cm
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HK$475,000
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Jun 30, 2020
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014) _Le 4 juin 1995_ signed in Chinese, signed and dated ‘CHU TEH-CHUN 95’ (lower right) acrylic on paper laid on canvas 28 x 25 cm. (11 x 9 7/8 in.) Painted in 1995
Le 4 juin 1995, 1920-2014
acrylic on paper laid on canvas
Jun 30, 2020
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HK$475,000
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28 x 25 cm
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HK$475,000
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014) _Le 4 juin 1995_ signed in Chinese, signed and dated ‘CHU TEH-CHUN 95’ (lower right) acrylic on paper laid on canvas 28 x 25 cm. (11 x 9 7/8 in.) Painted in 1995
Le 16.12.1975, 1920-2014
Sold on Jun 30, 2020
€150,000
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Painting
oil on canvas
65.5 x 80 cm
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€150,000
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Jun 30, 2020
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Chu Teh-Chun (1920-2014) Le 16.12.1975 signé en chinois et en Pinyin 'CHU TEH-CHUN.' (en bas à droite); signé en chinois et en Pinyin et daté 'le 16.12.1975' (au dos) huile sur toile 65.5 x 80 cm. Peint en 1975. signed in Chinese and in Pinyin 'CHU TEH-CHUN.' (lower right); signed in Pinyin and dated 'le 16.12.1975' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 25 ¾ x 31 ½ in. Painted in 1975.
Le 16.12.1975, 1920-2014
oil on canvas
Jun 30, 2020
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€150,000
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65.5 x 80 cm
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€150,000
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Chu Teh-Chun (1920-2014) Le 16.12.1975 signé en chinois et en Pinyin 'CHU TEH-CHUN.' (en bas à droite); signé en chinois et en Pinyin et daté 'le 16.12.1975' (au dos) huile sur toile 65.5 x 80 cm. Peint en 1975. signed in Chinese and in Pinyin 'CHU TEH-CHUN.' (lower right); signed in Pinyin and dated 'le 16.12.1975' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 25 ¾ x 31 ½ in. Painted in 1975.
15 jan. 1978, 1920-2014
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€430,000
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oil on canvas
101 x 81 cm
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€430,000
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Jun 30, 2020
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Chu Teh-Chun (1920-2014) 15 jan. 1978 signé en chinois et en Pinyin 'CHU TEH-CHUN' (en bas à droite); contresigné en Pinyin puis en chinois et daté deux fois 'CHU TEH-CHUN 1978 15. jan 1978' (au dos) huile sur toile 101 x 81 cm. Peint en 1978. signed in Chinese and in Pinyin 'CHU TEH-CHUN' (lower right); signed again Pinyin then in Chinese and dated twice 'CHU TEH-CHUN 1978 15. jan 1978' (au dos) oil on canvas 39 ¾ x 31 7/8 in. Painted in 1978.
15 jan. 1978, 1920-2014
oil on canvas
Jun 30, 2020
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€430,000
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101 x 81 cm
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Jun 30, 2020
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€430,000
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Chu Teh-Chun (1920-2014) 15 jan. 1978 signé en chinois et en Pinyin 'CHU TEH-CHUN' (en bas à droite); contresigné en Pinyin puis en chinois et daté deux fois 'CHU TEH-CHUN 1978 15. jan 1978' (au dos) huile sur toile 101 x 81 cm. Peint en 1978. signed in Chinese and in Pinyin 'CHU TEH-CHUN' (lower right); signed again Pinyin then in Chinese and dated twice 'CHU TEH-CHUN 1978 15. jan 1978' (au dos) oil on canvas 39 ¾ x 31 7/8 in. Painted in 1978.
Doigt X, 1920-2014
Sold on Jun 30, 2020
€33,750
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oil on canvas
22 x 27.5 cm
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€33,750
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Jun 30, 2020
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Chu Teh-Chun (1920-2014) Doigt X signé en chinois et en Pinyin et daté 'CHU TEH-CHUN 86' (en bas à droite); signé en chinois et en Pinyin, titré et daté '"Doigts X." CHU TEH-CHUN 1986' (au dos) huile sur toile 22 x 27.5 cm. Peint en 1986. signed in Chinese and in Pinyin and dated 'CHU TEH-CHUN 86' (lower right); signed in Chinese and in Pinyin, titled and dated '"Doigts X." CHU TEH-CHUN 1986' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 8 5/8 x 10 7/8 in. Painted in 1986.
Doigt X, 1920-2014
oil on canvas
Jun 30, 2020
Christie's
€33,750
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22 x 27.5 cm
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Jun 30, 2020
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€33,750
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Chu Teh-Chun (1920-2014) Doigt X signé en chinois et en Pinyin et daté 'CHU TEH-CHUN 86' (en bas à droite); signé en chinois et en Pinyin, titré et daté '"Doigts X." CHU TEH-CHUN 1986' (au dos) huile sur toile 22 x 27.5 cm. Peint en 1986. signed in Chinese and in Pinyin and dated 'CHU TEH-CHUN 86' (lower right); signed in Chinese and in Pinyin, titled and dated '"Doigts X." CHU TEH-CHUN 1986' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 8 5/8 x 10 7/8 in. Painted in 1986.
Untitled 1994, 1920-2014
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Work on Paper
ink on paper mounted on paper
35 x 46.5 cm
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Jun 30, 2020
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014) _Untitled 1994_  signed in Chinese, signed and dated ‘CHU TEH-CHUN 94.’ (lower right)  ink on paper mounted on paper 35 x 46.5 cm. (13 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.)  Painted in 1994 
Untitled 1994, 1920-2014
ink on paper mounted on paper
Jun 30, 2020
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35 x 46.5 cm
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014) _Untitled 1994_  signed in Chinese, signed and dated ‘CHU TEH-CHUN 94.’ (lower right)  ink on paper mounted on paper 35 x 46.5 cm. (13 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.)  Painted in 1994 
Untitled 1994, 1920-2014
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ink on paper mounted on paper
35 x 46.5 cm
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Jun 30, 2020
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014) _Untitled 1994_  signed in Chinese, signed and dated ‘CHU TEH-CHUN 94.’ (lower right)  ink on paper mounted on paper 35 x 46.5 cm. (13 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.)  Painted in 1994 
Untitled 1994, 1920-2014
ink on paper mounted on paper
Jun 30, 2020
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35 x 46.5 cm
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CHU TEH-CHUN (ZHU DEQUN, 1920-2014) _Untitled 1994_  signed in Chinese, signed and dated ‘CHU TEH-CHUN 94.’ (lower right)  ink on paper mounted on paper 35 x 46.5 cm. (13 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.)  Painted in 1994