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- Artist: Wang Chi-yuan
- Medium: Ink on paper
- Dates: 1960
- Period: Contemporary
- Dimensions: 47 x 22in. (119.4 x 55.9cm) Other (mount): 73 x 47 in. (185.4 x 119.4 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: five seals of the artist
- Signature: Signed and dated: "Chi-yuan" "March, 1960"
- Inscriptions: " On March 7th, 1960 an international competition of flowers was held in New York, which was magificant. I love the quietness and elegance of the orchid in its own manner. Although it is present in a dusty worldm it remains untouched owing to its beautiful and delicate character among all kinds of flowers. Therefore I paint it to extol its noble spirit. It cannot be easy for an ordinary person to understand this." " People praise the event of flowers, but I would say that human affairs are still a mess; whenever I am free, I paint orchids with my door closed."
- Collections:Asian Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 1990.20.4
- Credit Line: Gift of The School of Chinese Brushwork
- Rights Statement: © artist or artist's estate
- Caption: Wang Chi-yuan. Orchids, 1960. Ink on paper, 47 x 22in. (119.4 x 55.9cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The School of Chinese Brushwork, 1990.20.4. © artist or artist's estate
- Record Completeness: Adequate (56%)