John Way (Wei Letang, 1921-2012) Calligraphy in Northern Wei Style Script, 1980
Lot 212
John Way (Wei Letang, 1921-2012)
Calligraphy in Northern Wei Style Script, 1980
US$ 1,500 - 2,500
£ 1,200 - 1,900

Lot Details
John Way (Wei Letang, 1921-2012)
Calligraphy in Northern Wei Style Script, 1980
Hanging scroll, ink on paper, comprising part of the text of the Cuan Bao Zi stele (404), dated gengshen year (1980), inscribed and signed Wei Letang, with one seal of the artist reading Wei Letang.
53 1/8 x 27in (135 x 68cm)

Footnotes

  • 魏樂堂 臨《爨寶子碑》 水墨紙本 立軸 一九八〇年作

    Provenance
    Formerly on long term loan at the Honolulu Art Academy

    Exhibited
    Taipei National Museum of History, 1981

    Wei Letang (John Way) was born in Shanghai, but relocated to Hong Kong after 1949. Later immigrating to the United States, he eventually settled in San Francisco in the 1990's. Widely praised for his abstract compositions of oil on canvas or paper, the artist also received accolades for his calligraphy. In 2001 his work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum.
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