S ince the 1980s, Zao Wou-Ki began actively to trace back his artistic roots and created a series of homage paintings that include the symbolic works Hommage à Henri Matisse I (1986, Collection of Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris) and Hommage à Henri Matisse II (1993).
01.05.92 serves as an important bridge between these two works, altogether forming a magnificent abstract trilogy. Based on the masterpiece of Fauvism master Henri Matisse’s Porte-fenêtre à Collioure, 01.05.92 unfolds the abstract space of the void and combines the dazzling blue and pink tones, orchestrating a song of colours.
Lot 6005 - Details
1920 - 2013
Galerie Jan Krugier Genève labels affixed to the stretcher on the reverse
signed in Chinese and Pinyin; signed in Pinyin, dated and titled 1.5.92 on the reverse
oil on canvas
work size: 81 by 100 cm; 31 ⅞ by 39 ⅜ in.
framed size: 121.5 by 140 cm; 47 ⅜ by 55 ⅛ in.
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Fondation Zao Wou-Ki
This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné currently being prepared by Françoise Marquet and Yann Hendgen (Information provided by Fondation Zao Wou-Ki)
Private French Collection
Private Asian Collection
Acquired directly from the above by the present private Asian collector
Zao Wou-Ki & Françoise Marquet, ed., Zao Wou-Ki, Autoportrait, Artist Publishing Co., Taipei, 1992, p.96
Zao Wou-Ki, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2003, p. 153
Dominique de Villepin, Françoise Marquet and Yann Hendgen, ed., Zao Wou-Ki. Oeuvres 1935 - 2008, Editions Flammarion, Paris, 2009, p. 270
Dominique de Villepin, Françoise Marquet and Yann Hendgen, ed., Zao Wou-Ki 1935 - 2008, Kwai Fung Art Publishing House, Hong Kong, 2010, p. 270
Dominique de Villepin, Françoise Marquet and Yann Hendgen, ed., Zao Wou-Ki. Oeuvres 1935 - 2010, Editions Flammarion, Paris, 2012 & 2017, p. 270