Makoto Saito

Japanese, born 1952

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Japanese, born 1952

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PORTRAIT OF B.B. TRIANGLE (WHITE), 2014
Sold on Mar 2, 2018
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174.9 x 169.9 cm
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Mar 2, 2018
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PORTRAIT OF B.B. TRIANGLE (WHITE), 2014
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Mar 2, 2018
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174.9 x 169.9 cm
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Mar 2, 2018
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PORTRAIT OF B.B. TRIANGLE (WHITE)
Sold on 3/2/2018
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oil on canvas mounted on panel
169.9 by 174.9 cm
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3/2/2018
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signed and dated 2014 on the reverse; signed and dated 2014 on a label affixed to the reverse oil on canvas mounted on panel 66 7/8 by 68 7/8 in. 169.9 by 174.9 cm.
PORTRAIT OF B.B. TRIANGLE (WHITE)
oil on canvas mounted on panel
3/2/2018
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169.9 by 174.9 cm
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3/2/2018
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signed and dated 2014 on the reverse; signed and dated 2014 on a label affixed to the reverse oil on canvas mounted on panel 66 7/8 by 68 7/8 in. 169.9 by 174.9 cm.
THE '60S MEMORIES BARDOT [BRIGITTE BARDOT - WHITE], 2013
Sold on Sep 27, 2017
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151.1 x 185.4 cm
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Sep 27, 2017
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THE '60S MEMORIES BARDOT [BRIGITTE BARDOT - WHITE], 2013
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Sep 27, 2017
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151.1 x 185.4 cm
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Sep 27, 2017
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White Shadow, 2008
Sold on Nov 16, 2016
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157.7 x 187.6 cm
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Nov 16, 2016
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White Shadow, 2008
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Nov 16, 2016
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157.7 x 187.6 cm
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Nov 16, 2016
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White Shadow, 2008
Sold on Nov 16, 2016
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acrylic and oil ink on canvas
187.6 x 157.7 cm
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Nov 16, 2016
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Makoto Saito (b. 1952) White Shadow signed and dated “Makoto Saito 2008” (on the reverse) acrylic and oil ink on canvas 73 7/8 x 62 1/8 in. (187.6 x 157.7 cm.) Painted in 2008.
White Shadow, 2008
acrylic and oil ink on canvas
Nov 16, 2016
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187.6 x 157.7 cm
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Nov 16, 2016
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Makoto Saito (b. 1952) White Shadow signed and dated “Makoto Saito 2008” (on the reverse) acrylic and oil ink on canvas 73 7/8 x 62 1/8 in. (187.6 x 157.7 cm.) Painted in 2008.
SNOW B.B. (NO. 20130301), 2013
Sold on Oct 3, 2016
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178.5 x 189.5 cm
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Oct 3, 2016
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SNOW B.B. (NO. 20130301), 2013
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Oct 3, 2016
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178.5 x 189.5 cm
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Oct 3, 2016
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Sold on October 03, 2016
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oil on canvas
189.5 by 178.5 cm
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October 03, 2016
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And God Created BrigitteSnow B.B. (No. 20130301) (Lot 619) reincarnates the ravishing allure of French actress Brigitte Bardot with a transfixing post-contemporary aesthetic—one that glistens with the traditional medium of oil whilst buzzing with intricate, meticulous computer-superimposed pigments and layers. Saito Makoto's globally acclaimed practice, celebrated especially for his idiosyncratic portraits of legendary cinéastes such as Michelangelo Antonioni, Stanley Kubrick and Jean-Luc Godard, stems from a profound appreciation for the human face—in particular, how "the slightest nuances of facial expression can go so deep",1 in the artist's own words—as well as the erotic appeal of the human body. By combining technology with the rustic beauty of the age-old painting process, Saito's minutely detailed paintings pulsate with deep emotional resonance, constituting a revolutionary antithesis of the computer as medium.The central role of memory stands as further testament to Saito's antithetic practice. As critic Asada Akira writes, Saito re-creates "the way images burned into our retinae undergo monstrous changes within the shifting currents of unconscious memory".2 As a young boy Saito was taken to see French films with subtitles he did not understand and dreamed up his own stories; as an artist, Saito summons scenes from film classics from the depths of his memory and morphs them with a contemporary touch. The resulting images, whether meticulously layered, blurred or masterfully distorted, radiate a mysterious illusory aura: albeit jarringly obscured by snowballs, Bardot's pout remains as intimately seductive as ever, six decades after the French actress became an overnight sex symbol in the 1956 French film And God Created Woman.[1] Saito Makoto, "SCENE [0]: Interview with Makoto Saito", in MAKOTO SAITO: SCENE [0], 21ST Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, 2008, p. 115[2] Asada Akira, "The Birth of Painting from the Ruins of Graphic Design", refer to 1, pp. 6-7Artist BiographySaito Makoto (b. 1952, Japan) is an award-winning painter as well as internationally eminent graphic designer. As a painter Saito exhibited at numerous contemporary art exhibitions in Japan in the 1970s onwards, winning awards on multiple occasions; while his graphic works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2006 Saito confirmed a major solo exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa entitled "Makoto Saito: Scene [0]" which was held in 2008; since then the artist ceased his graphic design practice completely. In recent years Saito's has held the solo exhibitions "Fascinated Times" (2014) and "Like Nectar Attracting Bees" (2011) at Tomio Koyama Gallery and "Face to Face/Composition" (2012) at Paul Kasmin Gallery. Saito is scheduled to hold a solo exhibition titled "CHAOS- Saito Makoto" at the Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Japan in 2019.
oil on canvas
October 03, 2016
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189.5 by 178.5 cm
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October 03, 2016
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And God Created BrigitteSnow B.B. (No. 20130301) (Lot 619) reincarnates the ravishing allure of French actress Brigitte Bardot with a transfixing post-contemporary aesthetic—one that glistens with the traditional medium of oil whilst buzzing with intricate, meticulous computer-superimposed pigments and layers. Saito Makoto's globally acclaimed practice, celebrated especially for his idiosyncratic portraits of legendary cinéastes such as Michelangelo Antonioni, Stanley Kubrick and Jean-Luc Godard, stems from a profound appreciation for the human face—in particular, how "the slightest nuances of facial expression can go so deep",1 in the artist's own words—as well as the erotic appeal of the human body. By combining technology with the rustic beauty of the age-old painting process, Saito's minutely detailed paintings pulsate with deep emotional resonance, constituting a revolutionary antithesis of the computer as medium.The central role of memory stands as further testament to Saito's antithetic practice. As critic Asada Akira writes, Saito re-creates "the way images burned into our retinae undergo monstrous changes within the shifting currents of unconscious memory".2 As a young boy Saito was taken to see French films with subtitles he did not understand and dreamed up his own stories; as an artist, Saito summons scenes from film classics from the depths of his memory and morphs them with a contemporary touch. The resulting images, whether meticulously layered, blurred or masterfully distorted, radiate a mysterious illusory aura: albeit jarringly obscured by snowballs, Bardot's pout remains as intimately seductive as ever, six decades after the French actress became an overnight sex symbol in the 1956 French film And God Created Woman.[1] Saito Makoto, "SCENE [0]: Interview with Makoto Saito", in MAKOTO SAITO: SCENE [0], 21ST Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, 2008, p. 115[2] Asada Akira, "The Birth of Painting from the Ruins of Graphic Design", refer to 1, pp. 6-7Artist BiographySaito Makoto (b. 1952, Japan) is an award-winning painter as well as internationally eminent graphic designer. As a painter Saito exhibited at numerous contemporary art exhibitions in Japan in the 1970s onwards, winning awards on multiple occasions; while his graphic works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2006 Saito confirmed a major solo exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa entitled "Makoto Saito: Scene [0]" which was held in 2008; since then the artist ceased his graphic design practice completely. In recent years Saito's has held the solo exhibitions "Fascinated Times" (2014) and "Like Nectar Attracting Bees" (2011) at Tomio Koyama Gallery and "Face to Face/Composition" (2012) at Paul Kasmin Gallery. Saito is scheduled to hold a solo exhibition titled "CHAOS- Saito Makoto" at the Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Japan in 2019.
HUMAN, 1985
Sold on Jul 16, 2016
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153.0 x 108.5 cm
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Jul 16, 2016
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HUMAN, 1985
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Jul 16, 2016
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153.0 x 108.5 cm
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Jul 16, 2016
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Cigar, 2005
Sold on Nov 13, 2014
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105.41 x 135.31 in
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Nov 13, 2014
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Cigar, 2005
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Nov 13, 2014
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105.41 x 135.31 in
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Nov 13, 2014
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Cigar, 2005
Sold on Nov 13, 2014
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acrylic and oil ink on canvas mounted on board
135.3 x 105.4 cm
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Nov 13, 2014
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Makoto Saito (b.1952) Cigar signed and dated 'Makoto Saito 2005' (on the reverse) acrylic and oil ink on canvas mounted on board 53¼ x 41½ in. (135.3 x 105.4 cm.) Executed in 2005.
Cigar, 2005
acrylic and oil ink on canvas mounted on board
Nov 13, 2014
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135.3 x 105.4 cm
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Nov 13, 2014
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Makoto Saito (b.1952) Cigar signed and dated 'Makoto Saito 2005' (on the reverse) acrylic and oil ink on canvas mounted on board 53¼ x 41½ in. (135.3 x 105.4 cm.) Executed in 2005.
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