Shaina McCoy - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • “All paintings are created after my personal family photos. Some may have been taken well before my arrival into the world, so I am often curious. I am never fully aware of the happenings or who the people are in my family photos. This unknowingness all sparks conversation. I am simply playing a game of telephone. I archive, and collect moments from my history and share them with the world… I would also say that colours tell stories, too. Sometimes, I select certain photos based off of the colour conversation happening. Colours have a tendency to teleport, and unearth nostalgia. Once the perfect hue is created, I am able to paint up that moment.”
    — Shaina McCoy


    Shaina McCoy discusses her practice in her studio, 2019

    Video Courtesy of The CW Twin Cities

    • Provenance

      Simchowitz Gallery, Los Angeles
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      London, Gallery 1957, Self-Identity in the face of the Global Pandemic, 22 April – 12 May 2021



signed, titled and dated 'Shaina McCoy '20 "Smile"' on the reverse
oil on canvas
61 x 76.5 cm. (24 x 30 1/8 in.)
Painted in 2020.

Full Cataloguing

HK$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for HK$163,800

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

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 21 June 2022