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Zao Wou-Ki

Chinese/French 1921- 


Zao Wou-Ki was a prolific Chinese-French artist known for his significant contributions to the world of modern art. Born in Beijing and later relocating to Paris in 1948, he embarked on a unique artistic journey. His formative years at the Hangzhou School of Fine Arts exposed him to both Chinese and Western influences, nurturing his early passion for painting. Paris became his creative hub, where he flourished. Wou-Ki’s work transitioned from traditional styles to abstraction, exploring various mediums and techniques. In 2003, Wou-Ki became a member of the French Academy of Fine Arts, solidifying his place in the annals of art history. He continued to create and exhibit until his passing in 2013, leaving behind a vast and influential body of work.

Today, Wou-Ki’s art is celebrated and held in over 150 collections worldwide, a testament to his enduring legacy in the world of contemporary art.1

1. https://www.zaowouki.org/en/the-artist/biography/,accessed 22 September 2023.


3 lots offered      100.00% sold      ZAR 50 981
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Zao Wou-Ki; Composition no. 117
25 Oct 2023
Sold for ZAR 32 830
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Zao Wou-Ki; Abstract
15 Mar 2010
Sold for ZAR 8 783
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Zao Wou-Ki; Landscape
15 Mar 2010
Sold for ZAR 9 368
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT