Javier Calleja - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, March 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galeria Yusto/Giner, Marbella
    Private Collection
    Phillips, Hong Kong, 30 July 2021, lot 13
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Marbella, Galeria Yusto/Giner, Km 0, 14 December 2013 - 10 February 2014

  • 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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acrylic on paper
140 x 93.9 cm (55 1/8 x 36 7/8 in.)
Painted in 2013.

£60,000 - 80,000 ‡♠

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 March 2023