Zao Wou-Ki

1920-2013

Artist: Zao Wou-Ki
Title: Untitled
Medium: Lithograph
Size: 73 x 47 cm
Year: 1976
Edition Number: 25/99
Signature: Hand signed
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Artist: Zao Wou-Ki
Title: Untitled (Sold)
Medium: Lithograph
Ground: Paper
Size: 43.18 x 53.34 cm
Year: 1968
ID#: ZWK-001
Edition Number: 40/95
Signature: Hand signed
Observation: 99 proofs on River paper, signed and dated and 10 artist proofs signed and dated,"Imprint Paris". AI Lublin , New York, Printer; I.G.A.S., New York Publisher
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Artist: Zao Wou-Ki
Title: Untitled
Medium: Lithograph
Ground: Paper
Size: 63 x 44 cm
Year: 1970
ID#: ZWK-002
Edition Number: 21/125
Signature: Hand signed
Observation: Marlborough Gallery,NY USA. 2003 (ultimate edition illustrated,plate 207p.124
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Artist: Zao Wou-Ki
Title: Untitled
Medium: Lithograph
Ground: Paper
Size: 45 x 64 cm
Year: 1970
ID#: ZWK-003
Edition Number: E.A.
Signature: Hand signed
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Artist: Zao Wou-Ki
Title: Untitled
Medium: Lithograph
Ground: Paper
Size: 50 x 74 cm
Year: 1976
ID#: ZWK-004
Edition Number: 72/99
Signature: Hand signed
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Artist: Zao Wou-Ki
Title: A la gloire de l’Image et Art Poétique
Medium: Lithograph
Ground: Paper
Size: 40 x 67 cm
Year: 1976
Edition Number: E.A.
Signature: lower right
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Artist Biography:

Zao Wou-Ki was a French-Chinese artist known for his non-representational paintings that blended Eastern and Western modes of art making. “Everybody is bound by a tradition. I am bound by two,” the artist had said. Similar in style to the Abstract Expressionists, the Lyrical Abstractionist Zao admired the work of Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline. Born on February 1, 1920 in Peking, China, he studied at the Hangzhou Fine Arts School for six years and was influenced by the work of Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, and especially Paul Klee. He moved to Paris in 1947, and was a neighbor to Alberto Giacometti and friends with Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell, Jean-Paul Riopelle, and Pierre Soulages. Zao became a French citizen in 1964. The painter and printmaker died on April 9, 2013 in Nyon, Switzerland at the age of 93. His work is in the collections of the Tate Modern in London, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.