70
70
Zao Wou-Ki
UNTITLED
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 753,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
70
Zao Wou-Ki
UNTITLED
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 753,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Art Contemporain – Evening Sale

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Paris

Zao Wou-Ki
1921 - 2013
UNTITLED
signed, signed in Chinese and dated 1948
oil on canvas
46 x 38 cm; 18 1/8 x 15 1/8 in.
Executed in 1948.
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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.

Provenance

Galerie Creuze, Paris
Sale: Perrin-Royère-Lajeunesse, Versailles, 19 March 1989, lot 226
Private Collection, London

Catalogue Note

"In Paris Zao Wou-Ki met with Vadime Elisseeff who, in preparation of his arrival, had brought back a few paintings from China and showed them to the Musée Cernuschi in July 1946. The latter served as Zao Wou Ki's guide, helping him with his first contacts and introducing him to his colleague Bernard Dorival, curator at the Musée national d'art moderne who organized Zao Wou Ki's first exhibition at the Galerie Creuze in May 1949. The exhibition drew the attention of critics by its subtle and unprecedented union of two pictorial traditions. The journalist of the Daily Mail spoke of a "Chinese Bonnard". One of the enthusiastic visitors was the painter Jacques Villon who cordially invited Zao Wou-Ki to his studio in Puteaux and got him into the Salon d'Automne. The thirty or so works by Zao Wou-Ki shown here were almost all painted before his arrival in Paris, as during this period of acclimatization, which lasted until the end of 1949, Zao Wou-Ki painted very little – (...) but made rather paintings and engravings, following his instinctive  leanings. He frequented the Académie de la Grande Chaumière where his corrector was Othon-Friesz, 'compelled to study the nude as a test exercise and to draw a few red chalk drawings of pure line."

Art Contemporain – Evening Sale

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Paris