Sale: 425 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 12./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 313

 
313
Zao Wou-Ki
Nu debout, 1951.
Etching and aquatint in colors
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,480
Sold:
€ 5,500 / $ 6.380

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Nu debout. 1951.
Etching and aquatint in colors.
Pouillon/Rivière 73. Ågerup 71. Signned and numbered. From an edition of 50 copies. On wove paper by BFK Rives (with truncated watermark). 29.2 x 23.7 cm (11.4 x 9.3 in). Sheet: 56,6 x 38 cm (22,2 x 14,9 in).
Printed by G. Leblanc, Paris. [EH].

PROVENANCE: Nesto Jacometti, Locarno (verso with estate stamp).

Essay
Initially Zao Wou-Ki, who emigrated to Paris in 1948, still felt obliged to traditional Chinese art. During a sojourn in Switzerland in 1951, the year our etching was made, he became acquainted with works by Paul Klee that deeply impressed him. Klee's art was his source of inspiration for the combination of Chinese and Western art.
313
Zao Wou-Ki
Nu debout, 1951.
Etching and aquatint in colors
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,480
Sold:
€ 5,500 / $ 6.380

(incl. 25% surcharge)