Deconstructed Mickey (Red)

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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.

  • Catalogue Essay

    首次在國際上亮相,並且僅以50個小版數限量發行,本拍品是著名藝術家馬特·貢德克之標誌性解構美學的一個出色典範。以對流行文化中的人物進行獨特的全新詮釋而聞名,藝術家作品中最具標誌性的人物正是米奇鼠。以鮮麗的金屬紅色調進行呈現,迪士尼的吉祥物在觀者眼前顯得分崩瓦解。儘管是鑄銅的材質,其堅實的金屬卻似乎要在卡通人物的面部破裂脫落。此前貢德克都用乙烯進行作品人物構造,因此這件作品對爆裂性材質的使用正體現了藝術家在技術上爐火純青的掌控。

    貢德克極具辨識性的實踐不僅在城市街頭的壁畫上(包括在香港的許多地方)都能看到,而且被展示在許多國際性的展覽中。

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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 
€3,500-4,600
$3,800-5,100

sold for HK$50,000

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Online Auction 9-18 October 2019