The Lantern. Colby College Museum of Art, « A Friendship. Zao Wou-Ki and I. MI. Pei » by Melissa Walt
The image of an artist retreating from society and completing their work in isolation appears frequently throughout the history of art. This trope, however, has no place in the life of Zao Wou-Ki, for whom friendship had an outsized importance. In this post, Melissa Walt, co-curator of our current exhibition No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki and research associate at Colby College, explores the artist’s singular friendship with the architect I. M. Pei.