Françoise Marquet-Zao offers the collection completed by her husband Zao Wou-Ki including 91 works by 58 artists. Constituted during his whole life by the artist, this collection, that had never been shown before in its entirety, is mainly governed by friendship. Most of the works have been exchanged or offered.
The entire collection is presented in the exhibition at the Musée of the Hospice Saint-Roch in Issoudun from June to December 2016. Works from Zao Wou-Ki’s collection coming from exchanges with other artists are also presented in parallel. A selection of some thirty paintings by the artist are part of this exhibition to show the works of the artist through a selection of paintings that, for the most part, have never been shown before.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Flammarion with several essays, detailed notices on the works and a rich, iconographic never before published collection on the relationships between Zao Wou-Ki and his painter friends.