Javier Calleja - INTERSECT: Online Auction Hong Kong Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Known for his cheerful and childlike creations, Spanish artist Javier Calleja has amassed an enormous global following for his wide-eyed characters.

     

    A smaller-scale version of a mural done by the artist in his hometown Málaga in 2013 to promote local urban art culture, the present work I Will Stay Here A While is a perfect illustration of the artist’s style – brimming with whimsy, satire, fueled by deep sentiments, while transporting viewers back to the vibrant hometown of his.

     

    Javier Calleja, Untitled, 2013
    Málaga, Spain
    Courtesy of Cuatrocento
      • signed, inscribed and dated 'I will stay ... Javier Calleja 2013' on the reverse; titled '"I WILL STAY HERE A WHILE"' lower left

      • acrylic on canvas

      • 24.2 x 33.2 cm. (9 1/2 x 13 1/8 in.)

      • Painted in 2013.

    • Provenance

      Private Collection, Paris
      Drouot-Estimations, Online, 25 October 2021, lot 57
      Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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I Will Stay Here A While

signed, inscribed and dated 'I will stay ... Javier Calleja 2013' on the reverse; titled '"I WILL STAY HERE A WHILE"' lower left
acrylic on canvas
24.2 x 33.2 cm. (9 1/2 x 13 1/8 in.)
Painted in 2013.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 300,000 
€25,500-38,200
$25,600-38,500

Sold for HK$302,400

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