Composition

Create your first list.

A way to share and manage lots.

Cancel
  • Condition Report

    Request Condition Report
  • Provenance

    Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Hong Kong, Alisan Fine Arts, Watercolours by Zao Wou-Ki, 19 September - 11 October 2003, p.14-15 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Even with this thick brush,” he says, “you can still capture fineness.” It all comes together on the paper. It is impossible to amend: you can only add, but you cannot remove.’
    - Zao Wou-Ki (Adapted from Bernard Noël, ‘Le Vide et l’Encre’ (‘Void and Ink’)

    The following works presented in the current sale hail from a collection spanning nearly four decades, one which features a singular preoccupation on fine art created by the world’s most renowned Asian artists that resided and worked in postwar Europe. These pioneering artists, including Zao Wou-Ki, Chu Teh-Chun and T’ang Haywen, brought with them to Europe a multitude of Eastern traditions that were central to their thinking. With this background, they began to create bodies of work that paid homage to that past, even as they found new sources of inspiration in the present. The present collection showcases the expressiveness of the artists’ dexterity, achieving dramatic effects through the use of vivid colours, and further consolidates their significant roles in spearheading the modern Asian abstraction movement.

    Phillips is thrilled to have the opportunity to offer a selection from this collection across our upcoming sales of 20th Century & Contemporary art in Hong Kong, a collection as unique in its personality and passion as the collector himself.

  • Catalogue Essay

    「『即便是這支粗筆,』他說,『也可以捕捉到纖細。』所有的一切躍然紙上,不可更改:你只能加,不能減。」
    (趙無極,摘錄自 Bernard Noël,〈空白與墨〉)

    本場拍賣所呈現的藏品源自一批橫跨四十餘年的收藏,此批收藏專注於戰後歐洲居住、工作過的舉世聞名亞洲藝術家,專題呈現其所創作的藝術作品。這些先驅藝術家們,包含趙無極、朱德群、曾海文等,將深植於其思維方式內的種種東方傳統引入歐洲。基於此背景,即便他們於眼下發掘全新的靈感源泉進行創作,卻仍不忘致敬過往。此批藏品彰顯了藝術家嫻熟技法的表現力,透過鮮明色彩的使用以達戲劇效果,且強化了他們引領亞洲現代抽象主義運動中舉足輕重的地位。

    富藝斯欣然透過此次契機於即將在香港舉辦的二十世紀及當代藝術拍賣中呈現此批收藏中的精選佳品。這些藏品獨具一格,且與藏家本人一樣洋溢著熱忱。

Select Language

English

中文

137

Property from an Important Hong Kong Collection

Composition

1961
signed and dated 'Wou-Ki [in Chinese] ZAO 61' lower right
watercolour and gouache on paper
37.7 x 28.5 cm. (14 7/8 x 11 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1961, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Foundation Zao Wou-Ki.

Estimate
HK$350,000 - 550,000 
€39,800-62,500
$44,900-70,500

Place Advance Bid
Contact Specialist
Isaure de Viel Castel
Head of Department, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

Charlotte Raybaud
Head of Day Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 May 2019