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  • "I am not Christian or Buddhist and don't practice religion, but I think that a god is out there leading me to certain places and for me to do things."— Yoshitomo Nara


    • Provenance

      Galerie Humanité, Nagoya
      Private Collection, Asia
      Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 6 October 2013, lot 974
      Private Collection
      Poly Auction, Hong Kong, 6 April 2015, lot 230
      Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Nagoya, Galerie Humanité; Tokyo, Galerie Humanité; Düsseldorf, Goethe Institut, Innocent Being, 1988

    • Literature

      Noriko Miyamura and Shinko Suzuki, eds., Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works Volume 1: Paintings, Sculptures, Editions, Photographs 1984-2010, Tokyo, 2011, no. P-1987-013, p. 58 (illustrated)


Christ No. 1

acrylic and colour pencil on board
36 x 44.8 cm. (14 1/8 x 17 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1987.

Full Cataloguing

HK$350,000 - 550,000 

Sold for HK$504,000

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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 4 December 2020