Lot 503
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GOKITA TOMOO | Mrs. Drunko

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600,000 - 800,000 HKD
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Description

  • Gokita Tomoo
  • Mrs. Drunko
  • acrylic and gouache on canvas
  • 161 by 130 cm; 63⅜ by 51⅛ in.
signed and titled in English and dated 2006 on the reverse

Provenance

ATM Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above

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. - Gokita Tomoo

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