Auc­tioned by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong for HK$46.68 mil­lion (S$8.37 mil­lion).

Paysagedanslalune

Robb Report Singapore - - Auctions -

Arare work from Chi­nese-French artist Zao Wouki’s early Or­a­cle Bone se­ries, Paysage dans la lune is an am­bigu­ous, ab­stract ex­plo­ration of the moon’s eter­nal light. Signed in Chi­nese and Pinyin, the oilon-can­vas work mea­sures 117cm by 88.5cm. Zao’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion of na­ture is ex­pressed through min­i­mal­ist aes­thet­ics and sub­tle nods to­wards prim­i­tive forms of Chi­nese cal­lig­ra­phy. The paint­ing’s un­usual palate points to­wards a de­par­ture from con­crete fig­u­ra­tives, where half-fa­mil­iar sym­bols swiftly dis­solve into a monochro­matic back­ground. www.sothe­bys.com

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