Javier Calleja - 20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction, Hong Kong Hong Kong Thursday, November 30, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Marbella, Galeria Yusto/Giner, I Hope You Don't Mind, 8 June - 28 July 2018 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Javier Calleja, Why Not?, Tokyo, 2023, p.127 (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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Missing the Blue Sky

stamped with the artist's name and fabricator 'APPORTFOLIO BY jAViER CALLEjA' on the underside
mixed media, fibreglass and metal
32.4 x 16.3 x 15.3 cm. (12 3/4 x 6 3/8 x 6 in.)
Produced by APPortfolio in 2018, this work is number 27 from an edition of 200 plus 50 artist's proofs, and is accompanied by a signed and numbered wooden certificate of authenticity issued by APPortfolio, all contained within its original wood box.

HK$30,000 - 50,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction, Hong Kong

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