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Zao Wou-Ki
16.9.69
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,269,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
35
Zao Wou-Ki
16.9.69
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,269,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Art Contemporain Evening Sale

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Paris

Zao Wou-Ki
1921 - 2013
16.9.69
signed, signed in Chinese; signed, titled and dated 16.9.69 on the reverse
oil on canvas
81 x 130 cm; 31 7/8 x 51 3/16 in.
Executed in 1969.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Fondation Zao Wou-Ki. The work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné currently being prepared by Françoise Marquet and Yann Hendgen. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

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

Art Contemporain Evening Sale

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Paris