Mr Doodle - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Hong Kong Thursday, March 30, 2023 | Phillips

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  • “I think when I was younger I really tried to be a bit more serious with my work. I really liked Banksy’s work and people who did this type of work that had deeper political messages and things. But whenever I tried to do that, it just didn’t feel right and I couldn’t manage to express myself in that way. That’s when I started to realize that I didn’t even really want to express myself that way and I was just trying to find things for myself to say that felt forced. I think a lot of art necessarily goes down that route — like a lot of people feel like they have to do that kind of thing. When I realized that wasn’t my style, I realized that it was much more in tune with my own personality to do this funny, less-serious work. That’s why I think I’m so drawn to doodling, in particular. Doodling doesn’t have so many rules or standards that drain the process as much. It’s more about just drawing for fun, which is always really important to me. When I try to draw the things that bring me the most joy at that time, I’ve noticed those are the things that have always gotten the best reactions out of people and just feels the most natural. My work might not always get taken seriously, but I love reaching people who might not be interested in this fine art world and are just by-passers who can enjoy my little doodles and the silly outfits I wear.”
    — Mr. Doodle 


    • Provenance

      The Anzai Gallery, Tokyo
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Tokyo, The Anzai Gallery, Doodle Tokyo, 15 - 18 August 2019


Blue Bunny Kitty

signed and dated 'MR DOODLE! 2019' on the reverse of the figure
acrylic on fibre reinforced plastic
work 63 x 43.5 x 30.4 cm. (24 3/4 x 17 1/8 x 11 7/8 in.)
base 30 x 50 x 40.1 cm. (11 3/4 x 19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.)
overall 93 x 50 x 40.1 cm. (36 5/8 x 19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

Executed in 2019.

Full Cataloguing

HK$1,000,000 - 1,500,000 

Sold for HK$1,143,000

Contact Specialist

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

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 31 March 2023