Le Jardin d'encre. Zao WOU-KI, Bernard NOËL, b.1930.

Le Jardin d'encre

Liancourt: Bernard Dumerchez, 2007. Folio (25.25 x 14.5 inches; 640 x 368 mm). The complete portfolio with etching with aquatint printed in colors. Loose as issued in original portfolio; original cloth folding case, titled on top and spine. A fine copy with a few small soilmarks on box. Item #405184

LIMITED EDITION, number 17 of 63 copies SIGNED BY NOËL AND WOU-KI, from a total edition of 99. Printed on Vélin BFK Rives.

Throughout his career, Zao Wou-Ki merged Eastern and Western aesthetic traditions in his work, retaining technical elements of Chinese painting styles while embracing European Modernism. Published in 2007 by Bernard Dumerchez, Paris, the Le jardin d’encre portfolio, whose title translates to The Ink Garden, demonstratesº Zao’s use of free-flowing brushstrokes, which incorporate elements of traditional Chinese calligraphy, to contemplate nature. The portfolio features a limited-edition etching and aquatint print on wove paper by Zao and a text by Bernard Noël, both housed within the original cream-colored fabric-wrapped clamshell box.

Reference: 'Zao Wou-Ki 1950 - 2010: 60 Years of Graphic Works, Go Art Gallery,' Udine, 2012, p. 29, illustrated in color.

Price: $7,500.00

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