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This is a Zao Wu Ki piece. He is a Chinese-French painter who’s work is highly sought after and worth a lot these days. He’s my auntie’s favorite artist, and so while eating at the Taipei World Trade Center Club this weekend, my uncle suggested I pay a visit to this piece. •
I did a little digging online and found that Zao Wu Ki was inspired by many of the artist I really love too, such as Matisse, Picasso, and Cézanne. Additionally he was basically homies with Giacometti and Miró which is pretty awesome!
Growing up in the U.S. I personally wasn’t exposed to as many Eastern artists (even though he’s actually popular in the West) until I started to visit Taiwan/now live here. But it’s inspiring to know that a fellow Asian was home boys with people I also respect and was and is highly praised by some of the most influential art industry peeps throughout the world!