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    Sale 2706

    Chinese 20th Century Art (Day Sale)

    25 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 918

    ZAO WOU-KI

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    ZAO WOU-KI
    (ZHAO WUJI, b. 1921)
    25-03-85
    signed 'Zao Wou-Ki' in Chinese and Pinyin (bottom center)
    oil on canvas
    129.5 x 161.2 cm. (51 x 63 1/2 in.)
    Painted in 1985


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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
    Artcurial, Paris
    Private Collection


    Literature

    Jean Leymarie, Zao Wou-Ki, Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona, Spain. Documentation by Francoise Marquet, 1986 (illustrated in black and white, plate 251).
    Zao Wou Ki, Paintings 1980-1985, exh. cat., Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, USA, 1986 (illustrated, plate 12).
    Daniel Abadie & Martine Contensou, Zao Wou-Ki, Editions Cercle d'Art, Paris, France, 1988 (illustrated, cover & plate 68).
    Zao Wou Ki Retrospective, exh. cat., Artcurial, Paris, France, 1988 (illustrated, p. 25).


    Exhibited

    New York, USA, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Zao Wou Ki, Paintings 1980-1985, 6-31 May, 1986. , no 12
    Artcurial, Paris, France, Zao Wou Ki, Retrospective, 22 September-10 November, 1988
    Mexico, Fundacion Cultural Televisa, Centro Cultural Atre Contemporaneo, 1994