Zao Wou-ki – Art of silence Advertisements Art does not need words to convey the deepest meanings… Zao Wou-ki is one of the greatest contemporary artists of China. Lived in France for many years. Died. And he still astonishes with his work.  Village en fête Nous deux 01.04.66 27.08.82 18.09. 2001 Erable rouge I Untitled Orchidées Untitled (Guilin) Untitled (Ibiza) Untitled (La Cavalerie) Untitled (Paris) French President Jacques Chirac (L) gives the insignia of the ‘Grand Officier de la Legion d’honneur’ (Legion of Honor) to Zao Wou-ki at the Elysee Palace in Paris in November 2006.