Zao Wou-Ki 趙無極

Chinese-French, 1921-2013

1,495 followers

Zao Wou-Ki 趙無極

Chinese-French, 1921-2013

1,495 followers

A master of postwar art and the highest-selling Chinese painter of his generation, Zao Wou-ki …

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A master of postwar art and the highest-selling Chinese painter of his generation, Zao Wou-ki applied Modernist art-making techniques to traditional Chinese literati painting. Zao moved to Paris in 1948, rejected his Chinese heritage, and immediately began painting in the style of Paul Klee, whose own style was …

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Selected career achievements
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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
HKD $203m, Christie's, 2017
Group show at a major institution
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and 1 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
Art in America, and 1 more
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