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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT NEW YORK COLLECTION

Tomoo Gokita
DAUGHTER OF A FRAUDSTER
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
509

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT NEW YORK COLLECTION

Tomoo Gokita
DAUGHTER OF A FRAUDSTER
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Tomoo Gokita
B. 1969
DAUGHTER OF A FRAUDSTER
signed, titled and dated 2013 on the reverse
acrylic and gouache on linen
31 5/8 by 25 5/8 in. 80.3 by 65.1 cm.
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Provenance

Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 2014

Exhibited

New York, Mary Boone Gallery, Tomoo Gokita, January - March 2014

Catalogue Note

"I am presuming that to deform the human face might be a reaction against my practice of depicting them like crazy when I was young. Probably, I have become tired of depicting faces. Also, I have loved the masked wrestlers of the Mexican Lucha libre and those masks in Africa all this time, and a kind of transformational desire 'to hide a face and to become a different character,' which can be symbolized in those masks, may have affected my work. I suppose there exists a certain ghoulish curiosity towards monsters and deformities, too."

Tomoo Gokita

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York