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Engulfed Town | Ville engloutie by Zao Wou-ki

Gilden's Art Gallery (IFPDA)



Edition Size: 60

Sheet Size: 56 x 76 cm


Condition: Good

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ZAO WOU-KI 1921- 2013
Beijing 1921 -2013 Switzerland (Chinese)

Title: Engulfed Town | Ville engloutie, 1956

Technique: Original Hand Signed, Dated and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on BFK Rives Wove Paper

Paper size: 56 x 76 cm. / 22 x 30in.
Image size: 37 x 67.3 cm. / 14.6 x 26.5 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Zao Wou-Ki” in Chinese and Pinyin at the lower right margin.
It is also dated “56” [1956] next to the signature.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 60, at the lower left margin. There were also 12 artist’s proofs.
It was printed by E. and J. Desjobert, Paris and published by La Hune, Paris in 1956.
The paper bears the BFK Rives watermark in the lower margin.

Literature: Ågerup, J. (1994). Zao Wou-Ki – The Graphic Work – A Catalogue Raisonné 1937-1995. Copenhagen: Heede & Moestrup.
Reference: Ågerup 97

Condition: Very good condition. The upper sheet edge marginally reduced. Very pale, unobtrusive time staining around the image.


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Zao Wou-ki

Influenced by the works of Matisse, Picasso, Paul Klee and Cézanne, Zao Wou-ki’s distinctive paintings were abstract in style. He used vivid colour palettes alongside light and dark areas in his work to produce intense big-bang-like images. Zao studied calligraphy in his hometown Dantu, and later, painted at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou under Fang Ganmin and Wu Dayu.

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