Please note the updated provenance: this work was acquired directly from Galerie Jan Krugier by the present important private Asian collector.
Oil on canvas
The work is overall in very good condition. Examination reveals a minor sign of retouching to a tiny area near the upper left edge of the canvas. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
195 by 130 cm; 76 ¾ by 51 ⅛ in.
Paris, Galerie Artcurial, Zao Wou-Ki, 1988 Luxembourg, Festival international d'Echternach, Zao Wou-Ki, peintures, encres de Chine, estampes, June - July 1992 Taipei, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Zao Wou-Ki Retrospective, 27 February - 30 May 1993 Saragosse, Centro de exposiciones y congresos, la Iber-Caja de Ahorros, Zao Wou-Ki, Retrospectiva, 14 March - 12 April 1995 Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, A Retrospective of Zao Wou-Ki, January - April 1996 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Infinite Image and Space. A retrospective of Zao Wou-Ki, 3 May - 28 July 1996 Valencia, IVAM Centro Julio Gonzalez, Zao Wou-Ki, 3 May - 1 July 2001 Paris, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Zao Wou-Ki, 14 October - 7 December 2003 Tokyo, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, Zao Wou-Ki, 16 October, 2004 - 16 January 2005
Claude Roy, ed., Zao Wou-Ki, Éditions Cercle d'Art, Paris, 1988 / 1992, plate 45, p, 169 Zao Wou-Ki, Galerie Artcurial, Paris, 1988, p. 31 Zao Wou-Ki, peintures, encres de Chine, estampes, Festival international d'Echternach, Luxembourg, 1992, plate 9, p. 24 Zao Wou-Ki Retrospective, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, 1993, p. 68 Zao Wou-Ki Retrospectiva, Centro de Exposiciones y Congresos, la Iber-Caja de Ahorros, Saragosse, 1995, plate 13, p. 23 A Retrospective of Zao Wou-Ki, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, 1995, p. 192 Infinite Image and Space. A retrospective of Zao Wou-Ki, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996, plate 55, p. 147 Zao Wou-Ki, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2003, p. 139 Zao Wou-Ki, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, Tokyo, 2004, plate 47, p. 127 Jose' Fre'ches, Zao Wou-Ki : works, writings, interviews, Ediciones Poli'grafa, Barcelona / D.A.P., New York, 2007, p. 95 Dominique de Villepin, Françoise Marquet and Yann Hendgen, ed., Zao Wou-Ki. Oeuvres 1935 - 2010, Editions Flammarion, Paris, 2009-2017, p. 243
Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva Acquired directly from the above by the present important private Asian collector
Signed in Chinese and Pinyin; signed in Pinyin and dated 10.1.86 on the reverse
Property from an important private asian collection
1920 - 2013