Sale: 495 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Dec. 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 229

 
229
Zao Wou-Ki
Ohne Titel, 1970.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 44,000
Sold:
€ 56,250 / $ 61.875

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Ohne Titel. 1970.
Watercolor with opaque white and India ink.
Lower right signed and dated. On brownish wove paper. 21 x 21 cm (8.2 x 8.2 in) . [SM].

• For the first time on the international auction market
• From the period in which Zao Wou-Ki began to work up inspirations from his homecountry
• Synthesis of calligraphy and Informalism
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (in family ownership since 1974).

EXHIBITION: Zao Wou-Ki. Ölbilder, Aquarelle und Graphik, Galerie Heimeshoff, Essen, November 6 - December 30, 1974.

"How to represent the wind? How to paint the emptiness? And the light, its brightness, its purity? I did not want to reproduce but to juxtapose forms, to assemble them in order to find in them the whispering wind over still water.“
Zao Wou-Ki

229
Zao Wou-Ki
Ohne Titel, 1970.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 44,000
Sold:
€ 56,250 / $ 61.875

(incl. 25% surcharge)