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Zao Wou-ki, Blue Period: A New Painting Comes to Auction

Published on , by Philippe Dufour
Auction on 07 July 2024 - 14:00 (CEST) - 13, avenue de Saint-Cloud - 78000 Versailles

A celestial palette vibrates in this masterpiece from the master's late period, on view for the first time at auction.

Zao Wou-ki (1920-2013), 5/8/97, 1997, oil on canvas, signed "Zao Wou-ki" in Chinese... Zao Wou-ki, Blue Period: A New Painting Comes to Auction

Zao Wou-ki (1920-2013), 5/8/97, 1997, oil on canvas, signed "Zao Wou-ki" in Chinese lower right, re-signed and dated "Za Wou-ki 5.08.97" on reverse, 65 x 81 cm/25.59 x31.88 in.
Estimate: €500,000/700,000
Adagp, paris, 2024

This emblematic composition sweeps the viewer along in a whirlwind of precious lapis lazuli hues: beneath the white and blue clouds, the eye can glimpse snow-capped peaks or steep slopes, a mental landscape that is no less tangible. This work, entitled 5/8/97 and dating - as the title suggests - to 1997, is a synthesis of almost fifty…
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13, avenue de Saint-Cloud - 78000 Versailles
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