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Taiwanese Minimalism

The Fundamentals Of, Point, Line, Area

by DAVID FRAZIER

RICHARD LIN with his sculptural installation What's Ahead (1985) at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM), 1985. 

Collection of TFAM. Courtesy the artist.

Encountering the minimal, geometric and largely white canvases of Richard Lin, the Spanish painter Joan Miró remarked, “Lin is unmatched in the world of white color.” The comment was made at Lin’s London studio during the late 1960s, when the artist was represented by Marlborough New London Gallery, which at the time was pioneering a market for a new…

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