Ting got to know a number of notable artists, Andy Warhol and various abstract expressionists. He produced art of the variety of the latter in the sixties. But Barratt noted he mixed traditional Chinese elements with his expressions. One of the traditional aspects of his work is how he painted it. He painted it on the floor standing up. One of his pieces is in the Guggenheim.
Regretably ,Ting had a stroke 8 years ago and was in a coma until he passed away in May, 2010.
“What is happening now—in past six months—is that Chinese are buying him back, claiming him as their own.” says Barratt.
Auction prices often exceed gallery prices and Barratt says his work is something collectors should keep an eye on.
The Catto Gallery is located in London.