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  1. News - China

    Zao Wou-ki: Chinese painter who became a Western master

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... Fionnuala McHugh When abstract painter Zao Wou-ki, who died this week, left China in 1948, it was the beginning of a journey that would see him bridge East and West The Chinese painter who became a Western master Zao Wou-ki could date the day his painterly life began in Europe. It was April 1, 1948. He had arrived in France that morning, after a 10-week voyage from Shanghai via ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Painter Zao Wou-ki's life comes full circle

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... Fionnuala McHugh Dementia means the watercolours seen in a Hong Kong exhibition are likely to be Zao Wou-ki's final works, writes Fionnuala McHugh He was a privileged child in 1920s ... 1948, and by that afternoon he was at the Louvre. He has lived in Europe ever since. Zao Wou-ki, one of China's most esteemed living artists, is now 91. Last year, he moved from France ...

  3. News - China - ART

    Family fight for control of Chinese abstract artist Zao Wou-ki’s work

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:05pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Zao Wou-ki, the abstract painter who has been described as China’s greatest living artist, is at the centre of a bitter legal feud between his third wife ... created a foundation in Switzerland to promote her husband’s work, prompting protests from the son that both he and his father are now excluded from the management of his collection. “Zao Wou-Ki ...

  4. Celebrating Zao Wou-ki

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... etchings and ink pieces to watercolours and oil paintings - by renowned Chinese-French artist Zao Wou-ki. Gallery director Alice King says the solo exhibition, Celebrating Zao Wou-ki, provides ... (above). In every decade, she says, particularly from the 1950s to the 70s, Zao's paintings show a distinctive stylistic development. 'The artist's work develops from a figurative ...

  5. Celebrating Zao Wou-ki

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Oil paintings, lithographs, etching watercolours and ink works created between 1949 and 1994 by the Chinese-French artist (including Untitled, above). A Le French May exhibition. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Alisan Fine Arts, 315 Princes Building, 10 Chater Rd, Cen ...

  6. Celebrating Zao Wou-ki

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Oil paintings, lithographs, etchings, watercolours and ink works (including Composition 22-1-94, above) created between 1949 and 1994 by the Chinese-French artist. A Le French May exhibition. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Alisan Fine Arts, 315 Prince?s ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am

    ... It would send a clear warning that … North Korea is releasing the nuclear genie in East Asia South Korean lawmaker Chung Mong-joon urges Seoul to build its own nuclear bomb   Westerners thought he was Chinese, but Chinese thought he was very westernised. His works bridge the east and west Daphne King on artist Zao Wou-Ki   As soon as we heard of this, we quickly replaced ...

  8. At $18m, massive masterpiece has price to match

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Zhao Wuji's huge modern masterpiece Juin-Octobre 85 was sold for $18 million yesterday to an Asian collector, becoming the most expensive Chinese oil painting in history. The earlier record was set by another Zhao painting, which sold ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Chinese masterworks fetch HK$202m

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Paintings by Zao Wou-ki and Wang Yidong top lot at Sotheby's auction Chinese masterworks fetch HK$202m Aficionados of 20th century Chinese art were ... spring sale of 20th century Chinese art was Zao Wou-ki's 10.03.83 , which drew a top bid of HK$37 million. Organisers would only say it sold to an Asian collector present at the auction ...

  10. Masters bridge art gap

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... comprises an exciting selection of Imperial and contemporary Chinese objects: 15 paintings and works on paper by two of China's most important contemporary artists, Chu Teh-chun and Zao Wou-ki ... historically significant artworks from China, spanning almost a millennium. It is extremely rare to come across a collection of this breadth and high quality,' he says. Chu (born in 1920) and Zao ...




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