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Zao Wou Ki

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Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 5:03am

Artist Zao Wou-ki's works bridged east and west

Chinese-French abstract painter Zao Wou-ki, who died on Tuesday at his home Switzerland aged 93, has been praised by experts and critics as a significant figure in 20th-century Chinese art who perfectly blended Chinese and Western influences.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Painter Zao Wou-ki's life comes full circle

He was a privileged child in 1920s China, the son of an indulgent banker and the grandson of a scholar who taught him calligraphy for two hours every day. In 1935, at the age of 15, he was enrolled at the School of Fine Arts in Hangzhou. When he was 27 he sailed for France from Hong Kong (then a 10-week voyage - he claimed to be the only passenger who didn't suffer seasickness).

7 Oct 2012 - 2:06pm

Masters bridge art gap

Leading international auction house Bonhams has just launched a newly configured department dedicated to contemporary art. The London-based department is presenting a unique single-owner collection, 'Voyages of Discovery', at its inaugural Hong Kong auction.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic Impressions

To get a sense of how big the Hong Kong commercial art scene has become, look no further than May.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Celebrating Zao Wou-ki

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, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1091. Ends Sat

1 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Celebrating Zao Wou-ki

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 Building, 10 Chater Road, Central. Inquiries: 2526 1091. Ends June 6

12 May 2009 - 12:00am

At $18m, massive masterpiece has price to match

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 for about $7 million in 2002.

30 May 2005 - 12:00am