BD 出塞 - 王昌齡 (Over the Border by Wang Chang Ling)
Ink on Paper, 100 x 100 cm
USD 7,800 – 11,100
About the artwork
This piece of Calligraphy contains a poem by Wang Chang Ling, a famous poet from the flourishing era of the Tang Dynasty. The poem lies under the category of 边塞诗 and these poems originated from the Han nationals during the Tang Dynasty. Amongst the collection of Tang dynasty poems, they were the most intellectual, imaginative and artistic of the period. The full poem reads: 秦时明月汉时关 、万里长征人未还。但使龙城飞将在 、不教胡马渡阴山 - 出塞二首·其一 唐 · 王昌龄
About the artist
Born in Singapore in 1921, Lim Tze Peng is one of Singapore’s most significant artists and a living legend. Renowned for his Chinese ink creations of post-independence Singapore, he also practices Chinese calligraphy. Alongside local and international exhibitions, his masterpieces are exhibited in prominent Singapore institutions and part of many prestigious collections. Lim has been bestowed several awards including the Special Prize at the Commonwealth Art Exhibition in England in 1977 and the prestigious Cultural Medallion in Singapore in 2003. In May 2012, he broke records with the sale of his works at a Christies auction in Hong Kong.