ZAO WOU-KI (ZHAO WUJI, 1920 - 2013)
signed in Chinese and signed ‘ZAO’ (lower right); signed, titled, inscribed and dated ‘ZAO WOU-KI 345 x 255 29.Sept.64. 254 x 344’ (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
230 x 345 cm. (90 1⁄2 x 135 7⁄8 in.)
Painted in 1964
Private collection, France (acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner in 1969, and thence by descent to the previous owner)
Christie’s Hong Kong, Contemporaries: Voices from East and West / Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), 27 May 2017, lot 4
Acquired from the above by the present owner
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Fondation Zao Wou-Ki on 13 June 2017.
This work is referenced in the archive of the Fondation Zao Wou-Ki and will be included in the artist's forthcoming catalogue raisonné prepared by Françoise Marquet and Yann Hendgen (Information provided by Fondation Zao Wou-Ki).
Folkwang Museum, Zao Wou-Ki, exh. cat., Essen (listed, no. 62).
Jean Leymarie, Zao Wou-Ki, Documentation by Francoise Marquet , Hier et Demain Editions, Paris and Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona, 1978 (illustrated in black & white, plate 116, p. 166).
Jean Leymarie, Zao Wou-ki, Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 1979 (illustrated, plate 116, p. 166).
Jean Leymarie, Zao Wou-ki, Editions Cercle d'Art, Paris, France and Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona, 1986 (illustrated, plate 116, p. 166).
Bernard Noel, Zao Wou-Ki Grands formats - Au Bord Du Visible, Cercle d'Art, Paris, 2000 (illustrated, plate 15).
Jose Freches, Zao Wou-Ki: Works, Writings, Interviews, Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona, 2007 (illustrated in detail in black and white, p. 8).
Dominique de Villepin, Zao Wou-Ki. Oeuvres 1935 - 2008, Editions Flammarion, Paris, 2009 (illustrated, pp. 156-157).
Dominique de Villepin, Zao Wou-Ki. Works 1935-2008, Kwai Fung Art Publishing House, Hong Kong, 2010 (illustrated, pp. 156-157).
Dominique de Villepin, Zao Wou-Ki. Oeuvres 1935 - 2010, Editions Flammarion, Paris, 2012 and 2017 (illustrated, pp. 156-157).
Essen, Folkwang Museum, Zao Wou-Ki, 1965.
On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in lots consigned for sale which may include guaranteeing a minimum price or making an advance to the consignor that is secured solely by consigned property. This is such a lot. This indicates both in cases where Christie's holds the financial interest on its own, and in cases where Christie's has financed all or a part of such interest through a third party. Such third parties generally benefit financially if a guaranteed lot is sold successfully and may incur a loss if the sale is not successful.