Yu Youhan

Chinese, b. 1943

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Yu Youhan

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Chinese, b. 1943

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UNTITLED, 2017
Sold on Oct 7, 2020
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acrylic on canvas
50.0 x 60.0 cm
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Oct 7, 2020
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YU YOUHAN b. 1943 UNTITLED acrylic on canvas signed and dated 17 60 by 50 cm. 23⅝ by 49⅝ in. ---------------------------------------------- 余友涵 b. 1943 無題 壓克力畫布 2017年作 款識 友涵,17 60 x 50 cm. 23⅝ x 49⅝ 英寸
UNTITLED, 2017
acrylic on canvas
Oct 7, 2020
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50.0 x 60.0 cm
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YU YOUHAN b. 1943 UNTITLED acrylic on canvas signed and dated 17 60 by 50 cm. 23⅝ by 49⅝ in. ---------------------------------------------- 余友涵 b. 1943 無題 壓克力畫布 2017年作 款識 友涵,17 60 x 50 cm. 23⅝ x 49⅝ 英寸
HKD $1,375,000
TODAY I, 1997
Sold on Oct 7, 2020
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oil on canvas
159.0 x 114.5 cm
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HKD $1,375,000
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Oct 7, 2020
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The First Avant-Garde: Masterworks from the Johnson Chang Collection YU YOUHAN b. 1943 TODAY I oil on canvas Executed in 1997. 114.5 by 159 cm. 45 by 62⅝ in. ---------------------------------------------- 先鋒經典:張頌仁睿藏 余友涵 b. 1943 今天之一 油畫畫布 1997年作 114.5 x 159 公分 ,45 x 62⅝英寸
TODAY I, 1997
oil on canvas
Oct 7, 2020
Sotheby's
HKD $1,375,000
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159.0 x 114.5 cm
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Oct 7, 2020
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HKD $1,375,000
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The First Avant-Garde: Masterworks from the Johnson Chang Collection YU YOUHAN b. 1943 TODAY I oil on canvas Executed in 1997. 114.5 by 159 cm. 45 by 62⅝ in. ---------------------------------------------- 先鋒經典:張頌仁睿藏 余友涵 b. 1943 今天之一 油畫畫布 1997年作 114.5 x 159 公分 ,45 x 62⅝英寸
CNY ¥678,500
We Series No.10, 1998
Sold on Aug 17, 2020
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Oil on canvas
151.0 x 215.0 cm
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CNY ¥678,500
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Aug 17, 2020
China Guardian
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Signed in Chinese, dated 1998 (lower right)LITERATUREMade by Chinese, P199, Published by Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, France, 2001 EXHIBITEDMade by Chinese,Galerie Enrico Navarra ,Paris, 2001The item is held under the bonded status, please check the NOTICE ON AUCTION OF BONDED LOTS in this catalogue for details.
We Series No.10, 1998
Oil on canvas
Aug 17, 2020
China Guardian
CNY ¥678,500
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151.0 x 215.0 cm
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Aug 17, 2020
China Guardian
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CNY ¥678,500
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Signed in Chinese, dated 1998 (lower right)LITERATUREMade by Chinese, P199, Published by Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, France, 2001 EXHIBITEDMade by Chinese,Galerie Enrico Navarra ,Paris, 2001The item is held under the bonded status, please check the NOTICE ON AUCTION OF BONDED LOTS in this catalogue for details.
CNY ¥2,300,000
2010.09.13, 2010
Sold on Aug 17, 2020
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Acrylic on canvas
95.5 x 107.0 cm
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CNY ¥2,300,000
Auction Sale
Aug 17, 2020
China Guardian
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LITERATUREArt021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair Catalogue, title page, 2015The Art Newspaper, front cover, No.32, Nov 2015. EXHIBITEDYu Youhan's Paintings,ShanghaiART Gallery,Shanghai,26 Jul-23 Aug 2011;Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair,Shanghai Exhibition Center,Shanghai,20-22 Nov 2015.PROVENANCEAccquired from ShanghART Gallery at Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair in 2015.REMARKThis work has the certificate provided by ShanghART GalleryThe work has been selected as the poster and invitation cover of Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair in 2015.Yu Youhan's 2010.09.13,a wonderful work depicted with brilliant colors in his“circle”series abstract paintings,not only integrated the form experiment of western modern art with the culture connotation of Chinese Taoist philosophy,but also showed his unique artistic expression and language particularly. Having appeared in the artist's solo exhibition in 2011,this work was selected as the cover of the poster and invitation for ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair in 2015. With unique composition,brilliant dyeing and profound connotation,2010.09.13 can be regarded as one of the important representative works of Yu Youhan after he returned to abstract creation since 2003.Chinese Taoist thoughts of“Tao begets all things of the world”and“everything returns to zero”were implied in the points,lines and planes made by Yu Youhan. The creation of nature and the endless mysteries of the universe have been permeated in the chaotic,simple and boundless tableau. 2010.09.13 marked another peak of Yu Youhan's abstract art style,due to the gorgeous changes between sparseness and denseness,shown in the continuous and calligraphic lines spreading out like textures,and in the different plane spaces formed by the gradually changed colors.Rooted in ancient Chinese traditional cultural concepts,Yu Youhan learned from the creation of the nature and integrated the western modern and contemporary artistic expressions,thus creating a unique pattern and style. His spiritual purpose to express Chinese national culture by western languages was illustrated throughout the landscape works in the early 1970s,the abstract painting in the 1980s,the exploration to Political Pop in the 1990s and the newly returned landscape and abstract works in recent years. He liked to feel the truth in life and expressed his yearning that human beings could be eternal and endless by drawing the unknown universe. He sought answers with his brushes and expressed feelings with his paintings. No matter in which period,Yu Youhan's works always led the viewers into an unknown state,instead of giving a clear answer eagerly,because he hoped to cause emotional resonance through his works,so that the viewers can interpret the information in the works freely.2010.09.03,as a peak and turning point in Yu Youhan's artistic career,marked the new exploration to his abstract style. In the“circle”series of abstract paintings,he expressed his new perception of life with colors. Chinese Taoist thoughts of“Tao begets all things of the world”and“everything returns to zero”were implied in the points,lines and planes made by Yu Youhan. The creation of nature and the endless mysteries of the universe have been permeated in the chaotic,simple and boundless tableau. In 2010.09.03 in this auction,the artist created a code-like particle space by sprinkling black points and lines among the randomly and automatically dropped blocks of various colors. Like micro cell groups,or some untranslatable symbols,these points of various directions,concentration and sizes,showed various movement trends with a certain kind of mystical meanings,sometimes disappearing and sometimes emerging,seemingly dynamic but actually static. Those vibrant colors and strokes endowed the canvas not only with philosophy of plainness and ingenuity,dynamism and stillness,permanence and variability,being and non-being,but also with the artist's pursuit to learn about the spirit of the university.When talking about the creation of 2010.09.03,Yu Youhan said:“This work serves as a new taste of my creation. Eager for a free,peaceful,pluralistic and harmonious society,I have been trying to integrate the highly generalized emotions with highly generalized ideas. I choose points and short lines to depict all things in the universe,for the basic units of all objects are the simplest,and various combinations of large number of basic units could portray the variety of the objects. Just like the digital principle,different combinations of 0 and 1 can portray all sounds and images. Rather than appearing in front of us actually,it should express a kind of hint and feeling. All the good things should not be pursued deliberately,but should be very simple and plain.”In Yu Youhan's view,how to live his life is the most important thing,followed by his artistic cultivation,and then the expression of inner beauty. Therefore,Gao Minglu commented,“Yu Youhan,with his Oriental wisdom and Taoist mood,has reached Lao Tzu's realm: it is the keynotes of nature,inaction,tranquillity and softness that are in line with his pursuit to the inner spirit of stillness in the midst of motion and quietness in mind with few desires.”
2010.09.13, 2010
Acrylic on canvas
Aug 17, 2020
China Guardian
CNY ¥2,300,000
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Painting
95.5 x 107.0 cm
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Aug 17, 2020
China Guardian
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CNY ¥2,300,000
Description
LITERATUREArt021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair Catalogue, title page, 2015The Art Newspaper, front cover, No.32, Nov 2015. EXHIBITEDYu Youhan's Paintings,ShanghaiART Gallery,Shanghai,26 Jul-23 Aug 2011;Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair,Shanghai Exhibition Center,Shanghai,20-22 Nov 2015.PROVENANCEAccquired from ShanghART Gallery at Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair in 2015.REMARKThis work has the certificate provided by ShanghART GalleryThe work has been selected as the poster and invitation cover of Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair in 2015.Yu Youhan's 2010.09.13,a wonderful work depicted with brilliant colors in his“circle”series abstract paintings,not only integrated the form experiment of western modern art with the culture connotation of Chinese Taoist philosophy,but also showed his unique artistic expression and language particularly. Having appeared in the artist's solo exhibition in 2011,this work was selected as the cover of the poster and invitation for ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair in 2015. With unique composition,brilliant dyeing and profound connotation,2010.09.13 can be regarded as one of the important representative works of Yu Youhan after he returned to abstract creation since 2003.Chinese Taoist thoughts of“Tao begets all things of the world”and“everything returns to zero”were implied in the points,lines and planes made by Yu Youhan. The creation of nature and the endless mysteries of the universe have been permeated in the chaotic,simple and boundless tableau. 2010.09.13 marked another peak of Yu Youhan's abstract art style,due to the gorgeous changes between sparseness and denseness,shown in the continuous and calligraphic lines spreading out like textures,and in the different plane spaces formed by the gradually changed colors.Rooted in ancient Chinese traditional cultural concepts,Yu Youhan learned from the creation of the nature and integrated the western modern and contemporary artistic expressions,thus creating a unique pattern and style. His spiritual purpose to express Chinese national culture by western languages was illustrated throughout the landscape works in the early 1970s,the abstract painting in the 1980s,the exploration to Political Pop in the 1990s and the newly returned landscape and abstract works in recent years. He liked to feel the truth in life and expressed his yearning that human beings could be eternal and endless by drawing the unknown universe. He sought answers with his brushes and expressed feelings with his paintings. No matter in which period,Yu Youhan's works always led the viewers into an unknown state,instead of giving a clear answer eagerly,because he hoped to cause emotional resonance through his works,so that the viewers can interpret the information in the works freely.2010.09.03,as a peak and turning point in Yu Youhan's artistic career,marked the new exploration to his abstract style. In the“circle”series of abstract paintings,he expressed his new perception of life with colors. Chinese Taoist thoughts of“Tao begets all things of the world”and“everything returns to zero”were implied in the points,lines and planes made by Yu Youhan. The creation of nature and the endless mysteries of the universe have been permeated in the chaotic,simple and boundless tableau. In 2010.09.03 in this auction,the artist created a code-like particle space by sprinkling black points and lines among the randomly and automatically dropped blocks of various colors. Like micro cell groups,or some untranslatable symbols,these points of various directions,concentration and sizes,showed various movement trends with a certain kind of mystical meanings,sometimes disappearing and sometimes emerging,seemingly dynamic but actually static. Those vibrant colors and strokes endowed the canvas not only with philosophy of plainness and ingenuity,dynamism and stillness,permanence and variability,being and non-being,but also with the artist's pursuit to learn about the spirit of the university.When talking about the creation of 2010.09.03,Yu Youhan said:“This work serves as a new taste of my creation. Eager for a free,peaceful,pluralistic and harmonious society,I have been trying to integrate the highly generalized emotions with highly generalized ideas. I choose points and short lines to depict all things in the universe,for the basic units of all objects are the simplest,and various combinations of large number of basic units could portray the variety of the objects. Just like the digital principle,different combinations of 0 and 1 can portray all sounds and images. Rather than appearing in front of us actually,it should express a kind of hint and feeling. All the good things should not be pursued deliberately,but should be very simple and plain.”In Yu Youhan's view,how to live his life is the most important thing,followed by his artistic cultivation,and then the expression of inner beauty. Therefore,Gao Minglu commented,“Yu Youhan,with his Oriental wisdom and Taoist mood,has reached Lao Tzu's realm: it is the keynotes of nature,inaction,tranquillity and softness that are in line with his pursuit to the inner spirit of stillness in the midst of motion and quietness in mind with few desires.”
$15,000
Untitled
Sold on Apr 30, 2020
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acrylic on giclée
51.3 x 74.5 cm
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$15,000
Auction Sale
Apr 30, 2020
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Untitled
acrylic on giclée
Apr 30, 2020
Christie's
$15,000
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51.3 x 74.5 cm
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Apr 30, 2020
Christie's
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$15,000
CNY ¥7,130,000
Flow1990-1, 1990
Sold on Jun 3, 2019
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Oil on canvas
131.0 x 131.0 cm
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CNY ¥7,130,000
Auction Sale
Jun 3, 2019
China Guardian
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Flow1990-1, 1990
Oil on canvas
Jun 3, 2019
China Guardian
CNY ¥7,130,000
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131.0 x 131.0 cm
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Jun 3, 2019
China Guardian
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CNY ¥7,130,000
HKD $1,000,000
MAO, 2007
Sold on Apr 1, 2019
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100.0 x 130.0 cm
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HKD $1,000,000
Auction Sale
Apr 1, 2019
Sotheby's
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MAO, 2007
paintings
Apr 1, 2019
Sotheby's
HKD $1,000,000
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100.0 x 130.0 cm
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Apr 1, 2019
Sotheby's
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HKD $1,000,000
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HKD $8,880,000
PINK COMPOSITION
Sold on Nov 24, 2018
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acrylic on canvas
128 by 155 cm
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HKD $8,880,000
Auction Sale
Nov 24, 2018
Sotheby's
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signed in Chinese; signed and titled in Chinese and dated 1987-88 on the reverse acrylic on canvas 128 by 155 cm; 50⅜ by 61 in.
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PINK COMPOSITION
acrylic on canvas
Nov 24, 2018
Sotheby's
HKD $8,880,000
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128 by 155 cm
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Nov 24, 2018
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HKD $8,880,000
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signed in Chinese; signed and titled in Chinese and dated 1987-88 on the reverse acrylic on canvas 128 by 155 cm; 50⅜ by 61 in.
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HKD $9,960,000
UNTITLED
Sold on Sep 30, 2018
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oil on canvas
156 by 129 cm
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HKD $9,960,000
Auction Sale
Sep 30, 2018
Sotheby's
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signed in Chinese; signed in Chinese and dated 1988 on the reverse oil on canvas 156 by 129 cm; 63⅝ by 50¾ in.
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UNTITLED
oil on canvas
Sep 30, 2018
Sotheby's
HKD $9,960,000
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156 by 129 cm
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Sep 30, 2018
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HKD $9,960,000
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signed in Chinese; signed in Chinese and dated 1988 on the reverse oil on canvas 156 by 129 cm; 63⅝ by 50¾ in.
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Ah! We Series No.13 — Bixie, 1998
Sold on Sep 21, 2018
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acrylic on canvas
227 × 150 cm
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Sep 21, 2018
Christie's
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YU YOUHAN (CHINA, B. 1943) _Ah! We Series No.13 — Bixie_ dated ‘98’, signed in Chinese (lower centre); inscribed ‘227 x 150’ (on the overlap) acrylic on canvas 227 × 150 cm. (89 3/8 × 59 in.) Painted in 1998
Ah! We Series No.13 — Bixie, 1998
acrylic on canvas
Sep 21, 2018
Christie's
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227 × 150 cm
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Sep 21, 2018
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YU YOUHAN (CHINA, B. 1943) _Ah! We Series No.13 — Bixie_ dated ‘98’, signed in Chinese (lower centre); inscribed ‘227 x 150’ (on the overlap) acrylic on canvas 227 × 150 cm. (89 3/8 × 59 in.) Painted in 1998
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