Lot 35
  • 35

Zao Wou-Ki

Estimate
800,000 - 1,200,000 EUR
Sold
1,269,000 EUR
bidding is closed

Description

  • Zao Wou-ki
  • 16.9.69
  • signed, signed in Chinese; signed, titled and dated 16.9.69 on the reverse
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Galerie de France, Paris
Private Collection, Paris (thence by descent to the present owner)

Catalogue Note

"Je compris peu à peu que ce que je peignais ressemblait à ce qui se passait en moi.
Je me surpris à imaginer, en regardant les tableaux terminés, qu'ils exprimaient de la colère, de la tranquilité ou de la violence puis de nouveau le calme.
Ma peinture devint affective, car j'y affichais sans pudeur sentiments et états d'âme."

"I understood little by little that what I was painting resembled what was happening inside me.
I surprised myself by imagining that my finished paintings expressed anger, tranquility or violence and then calm again.
My painting became affective, because I shamelessly flaunted my feelings and moods there."

Zao Wou-Ki, Françoise Marquet, Autoportrait, Paris, Septembre 1988

Close