Publication of "No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki"

Publication of "No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki"

September 9, 2016

This catalogue is published for the exhibitions of the Asia Society Museum in New York and the Colby College Museum in Waterville, ME. Richly illustrated with a lot of unknown works from American museums or private collections, this book contains also texts by Ankeney Weitz, Melissa Walt, Michelle Yun and Phoebe Chao, that enlighten the relationships Zao Wou-Ki had with the United-States and link his paintings to all important artistic movements of the second half of the twentieth century.

Exhibition of the Zao Wou-Ki Donation to the musée Marmottan Monet in Paris

Exhibition of the Zao Wou-Ki Donation to the musée Marmottan Monet in Paris

Musée Marmottan Monet (map)

From November 01, 2016 until December 31, 2017

The Zao Wou-Ki donation, made by Mrs. Françoise Marquet-Zao to the French Académie des beaux-arts as a recollection of her late husband, has been given to the musée Marmottan Monet in Paris. The works are exhibited to the public in the museum since November 2016 and will remain during the whole 2017 year, before being deposited in the museum storage.

This donation includes eight India ink drawings and a sketchbook of ink and sanguine drawings, dating back to the years 1948-1949, while Zao Wou-Ki was studying at the académie de la Grande-Chaumière, immediately after his arrival in Paris.

This donation also includes Zao Wou-Ki’s academician sword, designed by Richard Texier and manufactured by Goudji.

The room where the works are presented has been officially opened on November 08th, 2016, by M. Patrick de Carolis, Director of the musée Marmottan Monet, and attended by Mrs. Françoise Marquet-Zao and M. Arnaud d’Hauterives, Secrétaire perpétuel of the French Académie des beaux-arts.

Sketchbook of Zao Wou-Ki (photo Christian Baraja)

Exhibition "No limits: Zao Wou-Ki" at the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

Exhibition "No limits: Zao Wou-Ki" at the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

Colby College Museum of Art (map)

From February 4th, 2017 to June 4th, 2017. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville (ME), USA

The Colby College Museum of Art at Waterville, Co-organisator with Asia Society Museum in New York of the exhibition "No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki", organizes the second stop of this important museum retrospective of Zao Wou-Ki’s work in the States for many years. It will show the dissemination of his work in the United States, his collaboration with several galleries in New York – the Patti Birch Gallery in the 50’s, the Kootz Gallery in the 60’s, the Pierre Matisse Gallery in the 80’s and the Marlborough Gallery after 2000 – together with his strong presence in public and private American collections.

Collective exhibition « Tokyo/Paris, Masterpieces of the Bridgestone Museum of Art of Tokyo. Ishibashi Foundation Collection” at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris

Collective exhibition « Tokyo/Paris, Masterpieces of the Bridgestone Museum of Art of Tokyo. Ishibashi Foundation Collection” at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris

Musée de l'Orangerie (map)

From April 5th to August 21st, 2017

The exceptional presentation of the Ishibashi Foundation Collection and of the Bridgestone Museum of Art of Tokyo, that has not been seen in France since 1962, is the occasion to see the painting entitled 07.06.85. It is the most important collection of work by Zao Wou-Ki in Japan (eight oils and six works on paper). The very deep ties that linked the painter to the Ishibashi family have led the Bridgestone Museum of Art to dedicate a room to Zao Wou-Ki to honor his memory after the announcement of his death in 2013.

07.06.85, oil on canvas, 114 x 195 cm, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, Tokyo

07.06.85, oil on canvas, 114 x 195 cm, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, Tokyo