Chung Kwai – the ghost catcher

Chung Kwai (aka Zhong Kui) is a mythical, Chinese hero who can not only see but catch ghosts and evil spirits. They are, therefore, afraid of him and so if you have bad spirits in your home you should display a picture or statue of Chung Kwai to keep them away. What about this?

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These are three mounted, original and numbered prints of Chung Kwai by a Hong Kong artist called Lee Ngo. Here are close ups of the three prints.

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(Don’t know why they have come out with a blue background!)

I think he looks rather splendid and the artist has given him a lot of character but I wish I could read the writing! I have tried to find out something about the artist but all I know is that he was born in 1952, in China, and moved to Hong Kong in 1970. I have found a few of his works on auction sites and they seem to be of similar quality but little or nothing about the man himself.
I bought this for £1.99 and I believe it should be worth much more. It is a wonderfully interesting story and it wards off evil spirits as well! Every home should have one (or three for the price of one).

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5 thoughts on “Chung Kwai – the ghost catcher

  1. I have a framed, matted “The Ghost Catcher” and we think it is an original but have no way of finding out. Is there any way you can let us know if what we have is the REAL THING.
    Thank you,
    Michele Rodney

  2. Lee Ngo came from Canton province, graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts Institute in Canton.
    I brought 5 of his prints. Winter, Spring, Summer, one of a junk in Kowloon Bay or Victoria Harbour plus an asian lady. Brought these lovely prints from an art gallery in Stanley Bay on Hong Kong Island. Lane, then up steps, Name of gallery – Art Collectors gallery, they should know more on the artist.

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