uring his life, Zao Wou-Ki collected all the information he has been able to gather about his work, to keep track of it and ensure its continued existence. These archives, initiated under his supervision and subsequently completed, constitute the richest existing source of information about the artist and his work. The outcome of this work is the publication of "catalogues raisonnés".
The painted works of Zao Wou-Ki represent some 1800 paintings dated between 1935 and 2008, when he decided to give up oil painting. We are to add to this figure his works on paper (drawings, watercolours, China inks), decorative arts (carpets, tapestries, ceramics and china, stage sets) together with about 400 stamps that are already part of a separate catalogue raisonné.
In 2015, the Zao Wou-Ki Foundation has started to prepare the first volume of the Catalogue raisonné of the paintings (1935 – 1959).
Should you wish to check that the work(s) you own is (are) present in our archives and will therefore be reproduced in the future catalogue raisonné, please do not hesitate to contact us at: email@example.com