The Chinese meaning of “Wou-Ki” is “without limitation,” an appropriate moniker for an artist who worked in several media and blended disparate styles to shape his own unique vision. “No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki” is the first retrospective of his work in the United States, and it serves to reinvigorate interest in this enigmatic artist.

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Marronnier (Chestnut), 1955, oil on canvas, 39 1/2” x 25 1/2” (Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University. Gift of Harvey Picker ’36. © Zao Wou-Ki/ProLitteris, Zurich).

Marronnier (Chestnut), 1955, oil on canvas, 39 1/2” x 25 1/2” (Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University. Gift of Harvey Picker ’36. © Zao Wou-Ki/ProLitteris, Zurich).