Lot 1212
Zao Wou-Ki (French/Chinese, 1920–2013), Untitled
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Etching and aquatint, 1968, signed in Chinese, signed and dated "Zao '68" at lower right, numbered 64/95 at lower left, matted and framed. Ågerup 189.

Platemark 17 1/2 x 21 in.; DOA 30 1/2 x 33 in.

Private Collection, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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 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 was 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.

Overall good apparent condition; some light yellowing and slight sheet waviness; not examined out of frame.

$2,000 - 4,000