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

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  • “There may be a future where humans continue to destroy the environment and nature will die out. That’s one choice. I will continue to research the current situation and history and incorporate it into my work. That is the only thing I can do.”
    — Yuichi Hirako

     

     

    The artist in his studio

     

    “When Japanese people, for example, look at my work they always say it’s cute or it’s pop, it’s easy to see. But I’m hiding a lot of things behind that. Of course, if you want to see cute, it’s cute. I don’t think it’s cute. It’s about the more serious and dangerous things that are happening to the planet. For me, great art always seeks to change people’s minds or the way in which they view the world around them.”
    — Yuichi Hirako

    • Provenance

      WAREHOUSE Gallery, Hong Kong
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Hong Kong, WAREHOUSE Gallery, Yuichi Hirako: Growth Rings, 19 December 2020 - 18 January 2021

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Bark 33

signed with the artist's signature and dated '2020' lower right
oil pastel on canvas
117.8 x 111 cm. (46 3/8 x 43 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2020.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 300,000 
€24,200-36,300
$25,600-38,500

Sold for HK$730,800

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Danielle So
Specialist, Head of Day Sale
+852 2318 2027
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 21 June 2022