Mr. - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Monday, June 20, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "I was inspired by the heroic female anime characters, which appeared in the ‘90s. From the 1970s to 1980s, I noticed that there were mainly male heroic characters in anime. However, from the 1990s, Sailor Moon became one of the popular heroine anime characters. And 10 years later, another popular anime series called Pretty Cure dominated the anime industry in Japan. Hence, my artworks only feature female characters because I want to provide them with power in our society.”
    Mr. 

    The present work (marked in red) exhibited at Hong Kong, Galerie Perrotin, Mr: People misunderstand me and the contents of my paintings. They just think they are nostalgic, cute, and look like Japanese anime. That may be true, but really, I paint daily in order to escape the devil that haunts my soul. The said devil also resides in my blood, and I cannot escape from it no matter how I wish. So I paint in resignation., 14 September - 20 October 2018
    ©2022 Mr./Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy Perrotin

     

    • Provenance

      Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2018

    • Exhibited

      Hong Kong, Galerie Perrotin, Mr: People misunderstand me and the contents of my paintings. They just think they are nostalgic, cute, and look like Japanese anime. That may be true, but really, I paint daily in order to escape the devil that haunts my soul. The said devil also resides in my blood, and I cannot escape from it no matter how I wish. So I paint in resignation., 14 September - 20 October 2018

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So Fresh! Red Flower

signed and dated 'Mr. 2018' lower left
acrylic and pen on paper
40.5 x 32.4 cm. (15 7/8 x 12 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2018.

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Estimate
HK$300,000 - 500,000 
€36,500-60,900
$38,500-64,100

Sold for HK$730,800

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 21 June 2022