Wou-Ki, Zao

Born in Beijing in 1921, the artist came to Paris in 1948, where he became one of the prominent members of the “Abstraction lyrique” movement with Pierre Soulages, Hans Hartung and Jean Paul Riopelle.

Zao Wou-Ki’s paintings sell for millions of dollars. One of them: “Tou-Fou” was sold at Christies’ Hong Kong for $5.8 million in 2008.

Zao Wou-Ki, died in Switzerland on Tuesday April 9, 2013.