Michael Kagan - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • “The whole reason I know about the history of astronauts is because my Dad taught me growing up. He taught be about the history of NASA, he took me to space camp. Going to space is cool, it’s awesome! The idea behind why I paint astronauts is a couple of reasons: I like the imagery, I know a lot about it.. For moments I want to paint, I feel like before I get too excited about it, I have to know the history behind [the subject], to make sure that its worthy of being painted.”
    — Michael Kagan

    Left: The artist in his studio, Image Courtesy of Avant Arte
    Right: Detail of the present work



    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection


It Begins

signed, titled and dated '""It Begins"" Michael Kagan 2019' on the reverse
oil on linen
203.2 x 152.5 cm. (80 x 60 in.)
Painted in 2019.

Full Cataloguing

HK$300,000 - 500,000 

Sold for HK$1,134,000

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Specialist, Head of Day Sale
+852 2318 2027

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 21 June 2022