Nyoman Masriadi - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Interpolating between international art styles and popular culture, Masriadi knits a new global realism in which his heritage and appropriated art and cultural forms conflate, fuse, and meld into one another. Benjamin Genocchi [1]Prominent Indonesian artist I Nyoman Masriadi is best known for channelling his childhood fascination with comic books, superheroes and video games into his Technicolour paintings of sleek and chiselled black-skinned characters. Do Do Do is one of the artist’s most personal artworks, depicting his beloved daughter C Matahari wearing sunglasses, clutching a large shark-shaped balloon, and featuring the lyrics of her favourite song, the infuriatingly catchy children's rhyme Baby Shark. [2] The seamless and lighthearted weaving of popular culture alongside global issues that catch his attention, ranging from human’s increasing reliance on technology to materialism, is an instantly recognisable feature of Masriadi’s oeuvre.


    Unique yet universally relatable, Masriadi has exhibited his work across the globe, including Singapore, the United States and Art Basel Hong Kong. In 2008 Masriadi’s The Man from Bantul (The Final Round) fetched HK $7.82 million at auction, which was the highest paid for an artwork by a living Southeast Asian artist at the time.




    [1] Benjamin Genocchi, ‘Nyoman Masriadi and the art of global realism’, Nyoman Masriadi Recent Paintings, exh. cat, Paul Kasmin Gallery, 2010

    [2] Guy Haydon, ‘One of Indonesia’s most successful living artists on the burly black characters that made him a star’, South China Morning Post, 31 March 2019, online

    • Provenance

      ROH Projects, Jakarta
      Acquired from the above by the present owner


Do, Do, Do

signed and dated 'MASRIADI 23 DES 2018' lower left; further signed, titled and dated 'MASRIADI MASRIADI "DO DO DO" 2018' on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
180 x 145 cm. (70 7/8 x 57 1/8 in.)
Painted in 2018.

Full Cataloguing

HK$600,000 - 800,000 

Sold for HK$882,000

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Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

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

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021