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* 31.01.1933 Taiwan, † 31.12.2011

The British Minimalist Richard Lin was born in 1933, in Taiwan, which at the time was under Japanese control. From 1939 to 1944 he attended Japanese schools, but in 1944 switched to a Chinese secondary school which he attended for four years, and then in 1949 moved to Hong Kong to study English. In 1952 he emigrated to England, where he became a British subject in 1963. In 1958, Lin graduated in art, architecture, and art history from Regent Street Polytechnic in London. One year later he had his first solo show at Gimpel Fils gallery in London. In 1964 he took part in documenta III and began teaching at Ravensborne College in 1965. Lin was represented by the influential Marlborough Gallery. In 1966 he won the Arts Council of Ireland Painting Exhibition Prize, followed by the William Frew Memorial Prize in Pittsburgh in 1967 and the Prize for Sculpture from the Museum of Fine Arts in Taipei in 1985. Richard Lin left England in 1981 and lived in Taiwan again until his death in 1988.

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Lot 3424 - A203 PostWar & Contemporary - Thursday 01 December 2022, 02.00 PM


(1933 Taichung 2011)
Painting Relief 13 September 1965. 1965.
Oil, aluminium and perspex on canvas.
Signed on the overlap: LIN. Also signed, dated, with measurements and directional arrows on the stretcher: LIN 13-SEPTEMBER-1965 50×60.
127 × 152.5 cm.

CHF 40 000 / 60 000 | (€ 41 240 / 61 860)

Sold for CHF 49 100 (including buyer’s premium)
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