One Cent Life

By Walasse Ting, edited by Sam Francis
May 6 – June 30, 2006
Woodward Gallery

Woodward Gallery is proud to present the first exhibition of the art from the 1964 One Cent Life Portfolio, written by Walasse Ting, edited by Sam Francis, and published by E.W. Kornfeld.
This ambitious project of limited edition color lithographs, beautifully incorporates American Pop and European Expressionism. Walasse Ting’s own poetry flows throughout the pages, uniting his renowned friends’ art.

” …The complete portfolio with 62 original lithographs by the following artists: Pierre Alechinsky (5 lithos); Karel Appel (5 lithos); Enrico Baj (2 lithos); Alan Davie (2 lithos), Jim Dine; Sam Francis (“Pink Venus Kiki” + 5 other lithos); Robert Indiana (2 lithos); Asger Jorn (2 lithos); Roy Lichtenstein (Cover + 1 litho); Joan Mitchell; Claes Oldenburg (3 lithos: “Parade of Women” + “All Kinds of Love 1 & 2”); Mel Ramos (2 lithos), Robert Rauschenberg (2 lithos); Jean-Paul Riopelle, James Rosenquist; Antonio Saura, Bram Van Velde; Andy Warhol (“Marilyn Monroe I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever”); Tom Wesselmann (2 lithos) and other American and European POP artists. (…) 176 pages with text in English, in silkscreened cloth boards with dust jacket, housed in cloth slipcase. (….) (Ting) wanted to publish the most international illustrated book, intended to illustrate his text, uniting tachisme, neo-dadaisme, pop art, and all other artistic movements. The idea was born from global experience, close contact with culture, pseudo-culture, primitive existential worries, urban erotic and eastern wisdom. It was a Herculean task, for which only a Chinese would have been able to muster the perseverance”

– E. W. Kornfeld.


Around Ting’s poems in “raunchy Pidgin English” were grouped 28 very different American and a few European painters. The pop artists formed the central core of the group. The book very quickly became the manifesto of a new generation of painters and the expression of the new pictorial research that they were engaged in….” { – description excerpt from Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.}

All work:
Color lithographs on paper
Full sheet size: 16 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches
Folded sheet size: 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; Unsigned
Numbered limited edition of 2000

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