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Chinese artist's twilight clouded by family feud over works

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Zao Wou-ki, the abstract painter who has been described as China's greatest living artist, is at the centre of a bitter legal feud between his third wife and his son from a previous marriage. 

File photo of Zao Wou-ki, a Beijing-born artist who left China for Paris before the Communist Party took over the country and has been a French citizen since 1964. Zao is at the centre of a bitter legal feud over his assets between his third wife and his son from a previous marriage.

At the heart of a battle ripping the family apart lies the contested ownership of eight works worth millions of dollars.

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