Izumi Kato - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • “When I see cave paintings, I feel something very powerful. On another level, when I see Van Gogh’s work, I also have a very strong response, and I believe there is a bond with these pieces. It is the same with the work of Francis Bacon. These are paintings one can truly say are interesting works and I feel close affinities with these artists. Without sounding pretentious, perhaps I am the continuity of these artists? Perhaps, I am in the continuity of a broader tradition, at the other end of the cave paintings?” — Izumi Kato 



    Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Marcelle Roulin, 1888

    Collection of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

    • Provenance

      SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
      Acquired from the above by the present owner



signed and dated '2006 KATO [in English and Kanji]' on the reverse
oil on canvas
41 x 53.2 cm. (16 1/8 x 20 7/8 in.)
Painted in 2006.

Full Cataloguing

HK$150,000 - 350,000 

Sold for HK$579,600

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Danielle So
Specialist, Head of Day Sale
+852 2318 2027

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 21 June 2022