Friday, March 24, 2017

Yun Gee in 20th Century Chinese Art, 1999

Christie’s, Taiwan
April 18, 1999

CATALOG
Yun Gee on pages 38 to 41






















The Knights (1939; aka Knight’s Combat)
Brief essay illustrated with preliminary sketch, Nudes on Horseback (1939), for The Knights, Edvard Munch’s Scream, Paul Cezanne’s Love’s Battlefield, and Pablo Picasso’s Invoke.

(Next post on Friday: Helen’s World of Yun Gee)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Yun Gee at Lin & Keng Gallery, 1998

Lin & Keng Gallery
Taipei, Taiwan
November 14 – December 1, 1998























CATALOG
Yun Gee and China
essay by Chia Chi Jason Wang

PAINTINGS
Steps (1926)
Portrait of a Woman (no date)
Seated Man Wearing Hat (1926)
Portrait of Otis Oldfield (1927; aka Man with Pipe)
House Near Paris (circa 1928)
Life and Death (1928)
Place Maubert (1929)
Andre Salmon (1939)
Self-Portrait (circa 1930)
Portrait of a Man (1940)
Fountain in Park (before 1937)
Fountain in Park, Winter (no date)
Girl by the Lake (late 1930s or early 1940s)
Sorbonne Square (1936–1937)
Bridge in Summer (1940)
Central Park Lake (1940; different painting with same title in Life magazine)
Central Park (no date)
Swan Lake, Central Park (no date)
[pages 43–44 missing]
Park in Spring (no date)
Central Park (1952; aka West Tower from Central Park in Winter)
Horse (no date)
Animal Family (no date)
Horses at Sunset (no date)
Harlequin Holding Figure (no date)
Radio Street, Pelham Bay (no date)
Horse with Rider (1940)
[pages 55–56 missing]
Seated Nude (circa 1940)
Nude on Red Armchair (1930s)
Dancing Nudes (1939)
Four Nudes (1939; aka Nudes on Horseback; aka Knights Combat)
Two Women (no date)
Seated Nude (1942)
Portrait of Woman in Chair (1940)
Searchlight (1943; aka Army Searchlight)
Nude (no date)
Nude (1942)
Linda Darnell (1951; catalog cover art)
Room with a View (1951; aka Hospital Court; reclining woman resembles Gee’s wife Helen Wimmer)
The Resurrection (1929)

SCULPTURE
Confucius (1930; bronze, edition of 8)













WORKS ON PAPER
Resting Female Nude (1931)
Kneeling Female Nude (1931)
Abstract Figue (1932)
Le Maitre etude sa moral a l’aide de ses deux soleils (1929)
Chinese Woman in Pink Dress (1930)
Two Chinese Women (1930)
Portrait of a Man (1926)
Geometric Landscape (1927)
Female Nude Carrying Ball (1952)
Figure (1932)
Abstract Nude (1932)

PHOTOGRAPHS OF YUN GEE
Dance of Li Po (1935, New York)
Yun Gee with Confucius sculpture and Wheels: Industrial New York (1932 or later)
Yun Gee in Chinese Costume (no date)
Yun Gee Dance (no date)
























(Next post on Friday: Yun Gee in 20th Century Chinese Art, 1999)

Friday, March 10, 2017

Yun Gee at the Museum of the City of New York

Profiles in Freedom
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Dr. Aubre Maynard, and Yun Gee

Dr. Maynard portrait by Yun Gee, 1942






















An excerpt from the museum blog:

Upon donating the portrait to the Museum of the City of New York in 2000, Helen [Gee] reported that she had “met Dr. Maynard when I was fifteen years old and he’d shown me great kindness. Treating me when I was ill and unable to pay for medical care. We remained lifelong friends, and a year before he died he gave me the portrait. I appreciated the gift but told him at the time that I felt it belonged in an institution rather than with me, and when I mentioned that I planned to offer it to the Museum of the City of New York, he was pleased.”

(Next post on Friday: Yun Gee at Lin & Keng Gallery, 1998)

Friday, March 3, 2017

Yun Gee on eBay

























Tri-King 4D chess and checkers board made of wood.

















All artworks were sold. If you are looking for Yun Gee items, search his name with open and closed quotes, “Yun Gee”. The list will be of items with his name in the subject line. Under the “Search” button, click the box next to “Include description” then click “Search” button again. Additional items may be added. Follow the same steps using his Mandarin name “Zhu Yuanzhi”.

(Next post on Friday: Yun Gee at the Museum of the City of New York)