Makoto Saito

Japanese, b. 1952

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Makoto Saito

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Japanese, b. 1952

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$37,500
Land as a Life B, 2011
Sold on Mar 5, 2020
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Painting
oil, metallic paint and resin on canvas mounted on panel
100.3 x 77.8 cm
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$37,500
Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2020
Christie's
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Makoto Saito (b. 1952) Land as a Life B signed, titled in English and Japanese and dated 'Makoto Saito Land as a Life B 2011' (on the reverse); signed again and dated again 'Makoto Saito 2011' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse) oil, metallic paint and resin on canvas mounted on panel 39 ½ x 30 5/8 in. (100.3 x 77.8 cm.) Painted in 2011.
Land as a Life B, 2011
oil, metallic paint and resin on canvas mounted on panel
Mar 5, 2020
Christie's
$37,500
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100.3 x 77.8 cm
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Mar 5, 2020
Christie's
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$37,500
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Makoto Saito (b. 1952) Land as a Life B signed, titled in English and Japanese and dated 'Makoto Saito Land as a Life B 2011' (on the reverse); signed again and dated again 'Makoto Saito 2011' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse) oil, metallic paint and resin on canvas mounted on panel 39 ½ x 30 5/8 in. (100.3 x 77.8 cm.) Painted in 2011.
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$237,500
PORTRAIT OF B.B. TRIANGLE (WHITE)
Sold on Mar 2, 2018
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Painting
oil on canvas mounted on panel
169.9 by 174.9 cm
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$237,500
Auction Sale
Mar 2, 2018
Sotheby's
Description
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.
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PORTRAIT OF B.B. TRIANGLE (WHITE)
oil on canvas mounted on panel
Mar 2, 2018
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$237,500
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169.9 by 174.9 cm
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Mar 2, 2018
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$237,500
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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.
$250,000
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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$250,000
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Sep 27, 2017
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THE '60S MEMORIES BARDOT [BRIGITTE BARDOT - WHITE], 2013
paintings
Sep 27, 2017
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$250,000
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151.1 x 185.4 cm
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Sep 27, 2017
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$250,000
$162,500
White Shadow, 2008
Sold on Nov 16, 2016
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Painting
acrylic and oil ink on canvas
187.6 x 157.7 cm
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Realized Price
$162,500
Auction Sale
Nov 16, 2016
Christie's
Description
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
Christie's
$162,500
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187.6 x 157.7 cm
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Nov 16, 2016
Christie's
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$162,500
Description
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.
HKD $3,200,000
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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HKD $3,200,000
Auction Sale
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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HKD $3,200,000
HKD $3,200,000
Sold on Oct 3, 2016
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oil on canvas
189.5 by 178.5 cm
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HKD $3,200,000
Auction Sale
Oct 3, 2016
Sotheby's
Description
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
Oct 3, 2016
Sotheby's
HKD $3,200,000
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Painting
189.5 by 178.5 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 3, 2016
Sotheby's
Realized Price
HKD $3,200,000
Description
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.
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JPY ¥368,000
HUMAN, 1985
Sold on Jul 16, 2016
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Print
Offset print
153.0 x 108.5 cm
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JPY ¥368,000
Auction Sale
Jul 16, 2016
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HUMAN, 1985
Offset print
Jul 16, 2016
SBI Art Auction
JPY ¥368,000
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153.0 x 108.5 cm
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Jul 16, 2016
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Realized Price
JPY ¥368,000
$93,750
Cigar, 2005
Sold on Nov 13, 2014
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Painting
acrylic and oil ink on canvas mounted on board
135.3 x 105.4 cm
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Realized Price
$93,750
Auction Sale
Nov 13, 2014
Christie's
Description
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
Christie's
$93,750
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135.3 x 105.4 cm
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Nov 13, 2014
Christie's
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$93,750
Description
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.
$233,000
Portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat 1, 2012
Sold on May 15, 2014
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157.99 x 187.5 in
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$233,000
Auction Sale
May 15, 2014
Sotheby's
Description
Portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat 1, 2012
paintings
May 15, 2014
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$233,000
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157.99 x 187.5 in
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May 15, 2014
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$233,000
$31,250
Italian [Point to point life], 2009
Sold on May 15, 2014
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photographs
156.49 x 105.69 in
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$31,250
Auction Sale
May 15, 2014
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Italian [Point to point life], 2009
photographs
May 15, 2014
Sotheby's
$31,250
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156.49 x 105.69 in
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May 15, 2014
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$31,250