Image of artist Zao Wou-ki in his studio in Paris
Painter Zao Wou-Ki at his studio in Paris, France. November 18, 2011. (Photo by Raphael GAILLARDE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

“The French countryside studio where Zao Wou-Ki (1921–2013) painted some of his largest abstract works will be transformed into an art gallery and artists’ residency.

Villepin, the Hong Kong art gallery cofounded by Dominique de Villepin, the former Prime Minister of France, and his son, Arthur, has acquired the 10,700-square-foot mansion in Gaudigny, France, that Zao lived in with his wife, Françoise Marquet, from the 1970s until his death in 2013.”

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