Javier Calleja - New Now New York Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Two works: (i-ii) Untitled

(i) signed and dated "2008 Javier Calleja" lower edge
(ii) signed and dated "2006. Javier Calleja" lower left

watercolor and graphite on paper
(i) 8 3/8 x 5 1/8 in. (21.3 x 13 cm)
(ii) 6 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. (17.1 x 21.9 cm)

(i) Executed in 2008.
(ii) Executed in 2006.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $9,375

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New York Auction 30 September 2020