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ZAO WOU-KI La Vieille Ville.
Color lithograph, 1953. 440x590 mm; 17 1/4x23 1/4 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 95. Signed, dated and inscribed "épreuve d'artiste" in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Desjobert, Paris. Published by Klipstein & Co., Bern. A very good impression of this early lithograph with strong colors.
During the early 1950s, after he had left China and settled in Paris, Zao Wou-Ki's (1920-2013) interlacing of his earlier, eastern style with western art influences, -- from the likes of Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso and Paul Cézanne -- reached an apotheosis. By the mid 1950s his work had become almost completely abstract. Ågerup 80.