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  • This work by Mr Doodle is part of a collection of works that features iconic paintings playfully reimagined and reworked through his iconic doodling scribbles, dubbed by the artist as “graffiti spaghetti”. Based on universally renowned masterpieces ranging from Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to Gustav Klimt's Kiss, the present lot Guernidoodle is inspired by Pablo Picasso’s Guernica.

     

    One of Picasso’s best known works, Guernica is a large oil painting on canvas from 1937 that has been regarded by many as one of the most moving anti-war paintings in history. A powerful political statement, Picasso painted it as a response to the Nazi’s bombings on the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, depicting the tragedies of suffering that war inflicts on innocent civilians.

     

    Guernica, Picasso
    Pablo Picasso, Guernica, 1937
    • Provenance

      Collection of the artist
      Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, 19 December 2019, lot 44
      Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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Guernidoodle

signed and dated 'MR DOODLE! 2019' on the overlap
acrylic on canvas
100 x 200 cm. (39 3/8 x 78 3/4 in.)
Painted in 2019.

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Estimate
HK$350,000 - 550,000 
€37,000-58,200
$44,900-70,500

Sold for HK$1,890,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021