Javier Calleja - Modern & Contemporary Art: Online Auction, Hong Kong Hong Kong Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Avant Arte
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Javier Calleja, Why Not?, Tokyo, 2023, p. 343 (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Javier Calleja

    Javier Calleja (b. 1971) is a contemporary Spanish artist living and working in
    Malaga, Spain. Calleja is most known for his figurative style of cartoonish, doe-eyed
    characters with exaggerated features. His style is influenced by the toys and comics
    from his 70s and 80s upbringing. Calleja’s characters are often accompanied by text
    that contrasts the innocent and adolescent looking facial expressions of the
    characters represented in the compositions. Calleja works in painting, sculpture,
    and works on paper.

    Calleja holds a BFA from Granada University in Spain. His works have been exhibited worldwide and he is currently represented by Almine Rech.

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signed 'Javier Calleja' lower right; numbered '47/70' lower left
watercolour, wash and pencil, soft ground and etching on 300gr off-white Arches Velin paper
80 x 60 cm. (31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in.)
Published by Avant Arte, Amsterdam in 2021, this work is number 47 from an edition of 70, this work is accompanied by a pair of white gloves, tote bag and a certificate of authenticity issued by AVANT ARTE, all contained within its original box.

HK$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$57,150

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