Tania Marmolejo - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in association with Yongle Hong Kong Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | Phillips

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  • “The characters always have a lot of me in them because they are based on emotions I have or have had, experiences that have marked me, but they aren’t meant to be self-portraits. I create the alter-ego from an emotion and then set her free in the world to be herself and whomever she wants to be for the viewer.”
    — Tania Marmolejo

     

     


    The artist painting the present work

    Courtesy of the artist’s Instagram @tanitam

     

    “The Dominican Republic, where I grew up, definitely influenced a fearlessness in applying bold colours. Scandinavia, my other heritage- influenced a more subtle palette, with secondary, cooler tones that I experienced in Sweden and Norway. The mix of the two extremes is what most determines my use of colour. New York exposed me to boldness and the importance of having your individual language. My language is the mix between my two heritages- sometimes more of a tug of war than a symbiosis.”
    — Tania Marmolejo 

     

    Frida Kahlo, The Two Fridas, 1939 Collection of National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City

    Frida Kahlo, The Two Fridas, 1939
    Collection of National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City

     

    • Provenance

      Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo
      Acquired from the above from the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Santo Domingo, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Untamed Truths, 9 December 2021 – 30 January 2022

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Two Sides

signed 'Tania Marmolejo' lower right
oil on canvas
205.7 x 278 cm. (80 7/8 x 109 1/2 in.)
Painted in 2021.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
HK$300,000 - 500,000 
€37,300-62,200
$38,500-64,100

Sold for HK$504,000

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Specialist, Head of Day Sale
+852 2318 2027
[email protected]

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in association with Yongle

Hong Kong Auction 30 November 2022