By Chinese-French artist Zao Wou-ki, this etching is abstractly composed with yellow and bits of burgundy decorating black and white. Tonal variation indicates a mastery of the medium. Framed in simple black with a wide white mat. Numbered 72/95, signed in pencil Zao Wou-ki 068.
About the Artist:
Taken from attached information label: Zao Wou-ki (1921-2013) was born in Peking, China. Zao Wou-ki studied for six years at the School of Fine Arts in Hangchow, and later served there as professor of drawing. In 1948 he left China and settled permanently in Paris. The following year he had the first of many one-man exhibitions in Paris.
Zao Wou-ki’s work, stylized at first, is now abstract. In addition to his paintings he has illustrated a number of books including Malroux’s Tenation de l’Occident, St. John Perse’s Poems, and Rimbaud’s Illuminations. His graphics have been widely exhibited, both in France and abroad.
Zao Wou-ki’s first one-man show in New York was presented in 1952. Since 1958 his works have been shown regularly at the Kootz Gallery in New York. He has been represented in many group shows, most recently in an exhibition of French paintings, shown at the Metropolitan Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Art, Boston. His works are in the collections of important museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Musee de Art Moderne in Paris, the Tate Gallery in London, the Museum Folkwang in Essen, and the museum at Helsinki, Finland.
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