Ton Fan Painting Exhibition: Chinese and Italian Modern Painters
Ton Fan Painting Exhibition: Chinese and Italian Modern Painters
Ton Fan Painting Exhibition: Chinese and Italian Modern Painters
Ton Fan Painting Exhibition: Chinese and Italian Modern Painters
Ton Fan Painting Exhibition: Chinese and Italian Modern Painters

Ton Fan Painting Exhibition: Chinese and Italian Modern Painters

A very scarce group exhibition catalog for the somewhat obscure avant-garde group, Ton Fan in Taiwan. Ton Fan Group was a loose association that attempted to connect the artists of Taiwan to other contemporary art movements around the world. The founders of the group were also sometimes known as the "Eight Bandits" or "Eight Outlaws" for their opposition to the government's resistance to the avant garde. The catalog states that "they establish their peculiar styles with the newest ideas. All these effot (sic) make their works turn out to be anti-academic, antic-scentific-experimental." And "since 1957, this association holds painting exhibitions in winter every year with famous foreign painters and their co-exhibiters". This exhibit was held December 24-27, 1965 at the National Taiwan Arts Hall. The group also exhibited in Europe, America and Japan.

Includes a brief statement listing the members of Ton Fan, plus a short history/statement by the association and biographies and black and white images for all the artists included in the exhibit, including Lucio Fontana, Roberto Crippa, Adami, Pizzo and the Taiwanese/Chinese artists Wu Hao and Le Yuen-Chia, among others. In English and Mandarin, with silver ink-printed covers. In a custom-made protective mylar jacket. Item #838.

Condition: Very Good, some edgewear, rubbing and soft creases to thin paper wraps; light bump to top right corner, visible on interior pages.

Exhibition Catalog
Ton-Fan Painting Association
7.5" x 8.25"
32 pages
Staplebound
Taipei: 1965

Price: $75.00