Lot 214
Zao Wou-Ki (French/Chinese, 1920–2013), Vent et Poussière (Wind and Dust)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Etching, aquatint, and engraving in colors, 1957, pencil signed, dated, and numbered 23/60 lower margin, printed by R. Dutrou, Paris, published by La Hune, Paris, matted and framed. Agerup 105.

Platemark 13 5/8 x 19 1/2 in.; Frame dimensions 19 1/2 x 25 3/4 in.

Private Collection, Atlanta, Georgia

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, including his retrospective titled Zao Wou-Ki: L’espace et silence. His work remains among the most collectible on the art market, with his painting Juin-Octobre 1985 reaching a price of $65 million at Sotheby's in 2018.

Image in good condition; some toning, several foxing marks, and few edge nicks.

$2,000 - 4,000