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Gokita Tomoo
MRS. DRUNKO
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 1,312,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
503
Gokita Tomoo
MRS. DRUNKO
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 1,312,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong

Gokita Tomoo
B. 1969
MRS. DRUNKO
signed and titled in English and dated 2006 on the reverse
acrylic and gouache on canvas
161 by 130 cm; 63⅜ by 51⅛ in.
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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

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong