All images in the catalogue have been cropped for design purposes. Please refer to the actual work for full information as to the condition and description of the work.
All works by Alphonso Wong in this exhibition were signed by the artist (except lots 13, 14, 15, 33, 52, 54, 112, 119 and 120) and stamped with the seal by the OMQ Studio.
Old Master Q: What The @#$% Is Going On? Original Works By Alphonso Wong, features more than 120 original comic illustrations, dating between the 1960s and the 1980s, from the legendary and beloved Old Master Q by Alphonso Wong Kar-hei (well-known by his pen name, Wong Chak). This is the largest selling exhibition by the artist worldwide. Comic strips in four- to six-frame formats as well as comic covers will be showcased. First published in Hong Kong in 1964, Old Master Q was immediately well-received, and has been enjoying great popularity for half a century in Chinese communities around the world.
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The self-deprecating humorist
Alphonso Wong once said that "drawing comics is a bit like writing diaries, in the sense that the author makes use of daily life events or his/her own experiences to make fun of oneself; sometimes certain feelings are triggered by what I read in the magazines and newspapers or watch on TV; even casual chats with friends or other comics artists might provide some inspirations which are then turned into comic book subjects. I firmly believe that drawing comics is not to laugh at other people who fall, but to make my readers laugh by falling, like a clown who makes fun of himself to entertain the audience. My whole life is a comic book."
SELLING EXHIBITION IN HONG KONG
Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery, 5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway