Lot 150
Zao Wou-Ki (French/Chinese, 1920–2013), Les Cerfs (The Deer)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lithograph in colors, 1952, pencil signed in Pinyin and Chinese characters and numbered 33/250 lower margin, additional pencil inscription lower left beneath matting, printed by E. and J. Desjobert, Paris, published by La Guilde Internationale de la Gravure, Geneva and sheet bears their blindstamp lower left, matted and framed.

Image Size 13 x 19 1/8 in.; Sheet Size 15 1/8 x 22 1/2 in.; DOA 21 5/8 x 27 5/8 in.

Born in Beijing and later making Paris his permanent residence, world-renowned abstract landscape artist Zao Wou-Ki brilliantly fuses Eastern and Western artistic principles. While becoming friends with Joan Miró and Alberto Giacometti when moving to France and situating himself as a leading artist of the École de Paris, he also threaded Chinese influence into his art making with traditional Chinese brushwork and calligraphy.

Zao’s work has been the subject of many major international exhibitions, and his retrospective titled Zao Wou-Ki: L’espace et silence will be on view at the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris from June 2018 – January 2019. His work titled 29.01.63 set the world auction record for an oil painting by an Asian artist with the hammer price of $22,794,680 at Christie’s in November 2017.

Faint mat burn; several margin foxing marks; pinhole left margin; several soft creases; superficial abrasion right margin; sheet perimeter hinged with tape.

$3,000 - 6,000