lithograph in colors, 1956, pencil signed in Pinyin and Chinese and numbered 14/60 lower margin, printed by E. and J. Desjobert, Paris, matted and framed, not under glass.
Image Size 14 3/8 x 26 3/8 in.; DOA 23 3/4 x 35 in.
Born in Beijing and later making Paris his permanent residence, world-renowned abstract landscape artist Zao Wou-Ki brilliantly fuses Eastern and Western artistic principles. While becoming friends with Joan MirÃ³ and Alberto Giacometti when moving to France and situating himself as a leading artist of the Ã‰cole de Paris, he also threaded Chinese influence into his art making with traditional Chinese brushwork and calligraphy.
Zaoâ€™s work has been the subject of many major international exhibitions, and his retrospective titled Zao Wou-Ki: Lâ€™espace et silence will be on view at the MusÃ©e National dâ€™Art Moderne in Paris from June 2018 â€“ January 2019. His work titled 29.01.63 set the world auction record for an oil painting by an Asian artist with the hammer price of $22,794,680 at Christieâ€™s in November 2017.
Private Collection of Leonard H. Short, Southern Pines, NC
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