Armance Gay on Zao Wou-Ki, a Leading Voice of L’École de Paris

Paris | 5 June

In March 1963, when he painted 24.3.63, sixteen years after his arrival in Paris, Zao Wou-Ki had become one of the leading figures on the international art scene and one of the most illustrious representatives of the new Ecole de Paris and of lyrical abstraction.  

24.3.63, a remarkable work conserved in only two private French collections since its creation, was created at the culminating point in the artist’s career. His gestures are accomplished and his palette mastered. The composition gives way to a unique imaginary and atmospheric writing, drawing the viewer into an intense and incredibly sensitive inner space.  

This masterpiece by Zao Wou-Ki will be offered in the Paris Art Contemporain Evening auction on June 5th as a part of the Paris Sales.

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