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  • I dont really interact with the brighter side of life. But precisely because of this, imagined scenes of comfort and reassurance evolve inside of me, becoming my artistic vision. There is a darkness that exists. But in order to break out from it, I create these bright, playful works. Perhaps the viewer can find some comfort also, in the awareness of my battle and process.” —Mr.

    Mr Studio

    The artist in his studio

    • Provenance

      Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
      Private Collection
      Phillips, New York, 16 May 2008, lot 244
      Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      New York, Zach Feuer Gallery, Chiho Aoshima, Mr., Aya Takano, 31 January - 21 February 2004

    • Literature

      Melissa Chu, Mr., Tokyo, 2011, p. 32 (illustrated)

Property from an Important European Private Collection


Though I can Fly Freely, I'm not the Kanzaburo the Crow

signed and dated 'Mr. 2004' on the stretcher
acrylic on canvas
260 x 260 cm. (102 3/8 x 102 3/8 in.)
Painted in 2004.

Full Cataloguing

HK$800,000 - 1,200,000 

Sold for HK$2,772,000

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Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021