Draft of Oil Painting in Muizon-Rieunier Coming Sale

A unique draft of oil painting by T'ang Haywen from Lorand Gaspar Collection will appear in the coming sale of Muizon-Rieunier auction house in Paris, France.

"Lorand Gaspar, medical surgeon and poet and his wife Jacqueline Gutmann were friends of T'ang Haywen. Thus during T'ang's lifetime in 1989, Patmos, the first collection of poems by Lorand Gaspar, illustrated by T'ang, was published by PAP in Lausanne, Switzerland. Then in 1992, in tribute to T'ang La Maison Près de la Mer and in 1996 Amandiers.

In 1992, Lorand Gaspar went to the auction of the belongings of T'ang Haywen ordered by the Domains (the French State). Like other friends of T'ang, he was shocked by what Raymond Audy called a public execution-sale, in which the paintings of T'ang were auctioned off in an indescribable disorder. The protests of the friends were such that Mr. Yves-Marie Leroux had to stop the sale to reprogram another one.

In 1995, when I made the acquaintance of Lorand and Jacqueline, they told me, like other friends before, what happened during the sale, Lorand mentioned the acquisition of this painting and also mentioned having acquired works on paper. I pointed out to him that this painting was incomplete. His only comment was "I know but I find it pretty". We remained in contact, and in 1998, I received from Lorand and Jacqueline the photographic prints of other works on paper that they had acquired from T'ang, or received from T’ang as gifts or acquired at the 1992-93 auctions. We never thought necessary to record this oil photographically because of its unfinished nature." - Philippe Koutouzis

Autograph of Lorand Gaspar on the fly-leaf of La Maison Près de la Mer
Published in 1992 by editions PAP, Lausanne, Switzerland.

For Opinion on Painting draft, please click on Scholarship

Public exhibition: 21st - 23rd October 2017
Auction: Monday, 23rd October 2017, 2pm
Venue: Salle 11, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, France

Further details on the sale, please visit www.rieunierassocies.com & www.gazette-drouot.com