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Zao Wou-Ki (Zhao Wuji)
VERT ET VIOLET (GREEN AND PURPLE)
Estimación
1.500.0002.000.000
Lote. Vendido 2,480,000 HKD (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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31
Zao Wou-Ki (Zhao Wuji)
VERT ET VIOLET (GREEN AND PURPLE)
Estimación
1.500.0002.000.000
Lote. Vendido 2,480,000 HKD (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
SALTAR AL LOTE

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Zao Wou-Ki (Zhao Wuji)
1920-2013
VERT ET VIOLET (GREEN AND PURPLE)
signed in Pinyin and Chinese and dated 2005; titled and dated Juin 2005 on the reverse
oil on canvas
61 by 50 cm., 24 by 19 5/8  in.
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This work will be included in the artist's forthcoming catalogue raisonné prepared by Françoise Marquet and Yann Hendgen (Information provided by Foundation Zao Wou-Ki).

Procedencia

Marlborough Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005

Nota del catálogo

Painted in 2005 Vert et Violet exudes a combination of two inspirations, the use of Western traditional oil painting  withits rich layered transition of colour from green to indigo, and gestural black thin line recalling the use of Chinese ink. This  displays a complex abstract composition. Zao skilfully depicts the myriad interaction of colour  thereby createing both a magical and a spiritual world.

In 1969, Zao was asked by René de Solier about his favourite colours. His answer was: "I love all colours. I have no favourite colours. I am sensitive, above all to vibrations." As Jean-Marie Leymarie wrote in his 1978 monograph, "This brief reply is one of the keys to his paintings and to its mysterious radiance. (...) In Zao Wou-Ki's eyes, therefore, colours are not substances but radiations, nor are they opposed to the graphic work. They give light to space and describe the flow of light." (J. Leymarie, Zao Wou-Ki, New York, 1979, p. 44)

The wet-on-wet painting technique creates a fluid energy in the work, it results in an elaborate space evoking the elements of nature. Zao Wou-Ki sought to express an inner state aligning with the mantra of Shitao, a Chinese landscape painter and poet during the early part of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911), who focused on subjective perspective and negative space. Vert et Violet reflects beautifully these influences that Zao Wou-Ki repeatedly renewed during his lifetime.

 

Boundless: Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong