My Shit and My Love (Cover Lithograph) by Walasse Ting
Chinese artist, Walasse Ting was a critical early printmaker connected with the major avant garde art movements of the 1950's and 1960's, including the CoBra in Europe and the Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art in New York. In 1952 he arrived in Paris, at critical time in modern art, interacting with Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn and Karel Appel. Ten years later he arrived in New York and quickly gravitated toward the aesthetic and thinking of the Abstract Expressionists and Pop Artists of the day, meeting and interacting first with Sam Francis followed by Tome Wesselmen and Claes Oldenburg. His innovative lithographs utilizing vibrant color is a trademark aesthetic combining the the ideas of Abstract expressionism and Pop Art.
In 1961 his creation of a critical artist's book of his own lithographs and writing called My Shit and My Love was a foundational publication showcasing his unique aesthetic and love of printmaking. The publication was a visual autobiography of the austere life that Ting led in Paris, with very little money, commenting on the value of all individuals, even at the seemingly low end of society with an overwhelming appreciation for the simple things in life that money can not buy. DKH is proud to present the entire work in this exhibit.
Technical Details: Six color lithograph. Sheet size 21 x 14. Printed Paris, France. Printers Maurice Beaudet and Georges Girard. Edition number 1099. 1961.