25 May 2008,
Price realised HKD 62,500
HKD 15,000 - HKD 25,000
(ZHAO WUJI, Born in 1920)
signed, inscribed and dated 'Wou-ki, Zao; epreuve d'artiste; 53' in Chinese, French & Pinyin (bottom)
45 x 60 cm. (17 3/4 x 23 1/2 in.)
edition 15 artist's proofs
Executed in 1953
Printed by E. and J. Desjobert, Paris
Published by Klipstein & Co. Berne
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Arts et Metiers Graphiques, Zao Wou-Ki Les estampes 1937-1974, Paris, France, 1975, plate 84.
Edition Heede & Moestrup, Zao Wou-Ki: The Graphic Work A Catalogue Raisonne 1937-1995, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1994, plate 82.
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