ZAO WOU-KI (ZHAO WUJI, 1920 – 2013)
ZAO WOU-KI (ZHAO WUJI, 1920 – 2013)
ZAO WOU-KI (ZHAO WUJI, 1920 – 2013)
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ZAO WOU-KI (ZHAO WUJI, 1920 – 2013)

Lotus Flowers

Details
ZAO WOU-KI (ZHAO WUJI, 1920 – 2013)
Lotus Flowers
signed in Chinese and signed ‘ZAO’ (lower right); titled ‘Lotus Flowers’ (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
38 x 46 cm. (15 x 18 1/8 in.)
Painted in 1952
Provenance
Private collection
Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei
Private collection, Asia
Ravenel Taipei, 6 December 2009, lot 36
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Literature
Zao Wou-Ki, A Retrospective of work from 1948 to 1999, exh. cat., Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, 1999 (illustrated, p. 12).
Zao Wou-Ki, exh. cat., Paris, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, 2003 (illustrated, p. 73).
Zao Wou-Ki, Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, 2005 (illustrated, p. 34).
F. Marquet-Zao & Y. Hendgen (ed.), Catalogue raisonné des peintures Zao Wou-Ki volume 1 1935-1958, Flammarion, Paris, 2019 (illustrated, plate P-0279, p. 145 & p. 296).
Exhibited
Taipei, Lin & Keng Gallery, Zao Wou-Ki, A Retrospective of work from 1948 to 1999, 13 - 30 November 1999.
Paris, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Zao Wou-Ki, 14 October - 7 December 2003.
Beijing, Lin & Keng Gallery, Grand Opening Exhibition, 21 April 2007.
Further details
This work is referenced in the archive of the Fondation Zao Wou-Ki (Information provided by Fondation Zao Wou-Ki).

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Lot Essay

"These motifs took on shapes, while their backgrounds began to take on spatial depth, and as I repainted them again and again, discarding previous work and starting over, things that were deep in my mind began to surface." --Zao Wou-Ki

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