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