Lot 1012
  • 1012

Zao Wou-Ki (Zhao Wuji)

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800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD
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1,625,000 HKD
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Description

  • Zao Wou-Ki (Zhao Wuji)
  • Untitled
  • signed in Chinese and Pinyin and dated 84
  • ink on paper
Jan Krugier Gallery (New York) label affixed to the front 

Provenance

Jan Krugier Gallery, New York 

Exhibited

Geneva, Galerie Jan Krugiet, Zao Wou-Ki, 1990, plate 23

Literature

Bernard Noël, ed., Zao Wou- Ki Encres, Librairie Séguier-Archimbaud, Paris, 1989, p. 33
Zao Wou-Ki, Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva, 1990, plate 23

Catalogue Note

Abstract elements are expanding
Abstraction is due to transcendence
And the distillation of form
Splashes here and there
An egg? An Island?
The ultimate indexes
Pure, condensed
Unconstrained and unstopped
They leap
Forms becoming lines
Compressed summons
The living are loud
Having just been born
An instant later, they seem barely to have existed
Philosophical thoughts and words linger in the air
The perspective vaguely resemble a classical bird's-eye view
With the softness of silk
The brush lands on the large paper
When it arrives there is
An unspeakable insouciance that is definitely not Western

- Henri Michaux

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