Françoise Marquet-Zao has decided to offer Zao Wou-Ki’s entire personal collection to the Musée de l’Hospice Saint-Roch in Issoudun where a retrospective of his work had been presented in 2008. As a native of the region, Françoise Marquet-Zao wishes this collection to remain together as a whole and that it be presented in this beautiful museum.
The collection consists of exchanges with other artists, by way of gift and more rarely in purchases. It has never been presented and kept very private. It is a summary of the friendships and artistic affinities of Zao Wou-Ki. Composed of nearly 90 works, it is presented to the public from September to December 2016 and is the subject of an exhaustive publication by the Editions Flammarion.