Matt Gondek - 24/7 Hong Kong Monday, October 7, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Avenue des Arts, Los Angeles

  • Catalogue Essay

    In its international debut and limited to a small edition size of 50, the present lot is a striking example of celebrated artist Matt Gondek’s signature deconstructed aesthetic. Known for his unique reinterpretations of pop-culture heroes, the artist’s most iconic character is Mickey Mouse. Rendered here in a vibrant hue of metallic red, Disney’s mascot appears to disintegrate before the viewer’s eyes. Despite being cast in bronze, solid metal appears to burst off the cartoon character’s face. As Gondek has only previously constructed figures in vinyl, the explosive nature of the work is thus exemplary of the artist’s matured technical mastery.

    Gondek’s instantly identifiable practice features not only on city-street murals (including at numerous locations in Hong Kong) but has also featured in exhibitions internationally.

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Deconstructed Mickey (Red)

2018
incised with the artist name and numbered 'MAtt GONDeK 16/50' on the underside
painted bronze
28.5 x 15 x 17 cm. (11 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 6 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2018, this work is number 16 from an edition of 50, and is accompanied by its original wooden box.

Estimate
HK$30,000 - 40,000 
€3,500-4,700
$3,800-5,100

Sold for HK$50,000

Contact Specialist

Delissa Putri Handoko
Head of Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

24/7

Online Auction 9-18 October 2019