Zao Wou-Ki 趙無極, ‘Nocturne’, 1955, Print, Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins., Phillips
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Nocturne, 1955

Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
15 × 19 in
38.1 × 48.3 cm
Edition 32/150 + 15AP
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Unframed.

Dimensions:
S. 19 5/8 x 25 1/2 in. (49.8 x 64.8 cm)

From the Catalogue:
From the important …

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Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 32/150 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs and 5 on Japon Impérial)
Publisher
l'Oeuvre Gravée, Zurich (with their blindstamp)
Zao Wou-Ki 趙無極
Chinese-French, 1921–2013
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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 influenced by Chinese landscape painting. By 1954, Zao had developed a unique style that was marked by contrasting colors and lyrical abstraction and that merged Chinese art, as viewed through the lens of European abstraction, with traditional Chinese landscapes. Zao remained wary of objectively Chinese-influenced art and avoided using ink for much of his career, preferring to work with oil paints in a calligraphic style. Like traditional Chinese landscape painting, Zao’s paintings function as fragments of a larger scene, possessing fluidity, transparency, and a graceful luminosity representative of the artist’s interior energies.

Zao Wou-Ki 趙無極, ‘Nocturne’, 1955, Print, Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins., Phillips
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Unframed.

Dimensions:
S. 19 5/8 x 25 1/2 in. (49.8 x 64.8 cm)

From the Catalogue:
From the important Oracle Series period. Nocturne is one of the rare examples of the antique signs used by the Master, also known as Jia Gu Wen (甲骨文).
—Courtesy of Phillips

Medium
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 32/150 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs and 5 on Japon Impérial)
Publisher
l'Oeuvre Gravée, Zurich (with their blindstamp)
Zao Wou-Ki 趙無極
Chinese-French, 1921–2013
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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 influenced by Chinese landscape painting. By 1954, Zao had developed a unique style that was marked by contrasting colors and lyrical abstraction and that merged Chinese art, as viewed through the lens of European abstraction, with traditional Chinese landscapes. Zao remained wary of objectively Chinese-influenced art and avoided using ink for much of his career, preferring to work with oil paints in a calligraphic style. Like traditional Chinese landscape painting, Zao’s paintings function as fragments of a larger scene, possessing fluidity, transparency, and a graceful luminosity representative of the artist’s interior energies.

Nocturne, 1955

Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
15 × 19 in
38.1 × 48.3 cm
Edition 32/150 + 15AP
Bidding closed
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