Hilo Chen, ‘Beach 79-A’, 1980, Other, Oil on canvas, Heritage Auctions
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Hilo Chen

Beach 79-A, 1980

Oil on canvas
6 7/8 × 8 7/8 in
17.5 × 22.5 cm
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Provenance: Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York; Private collection, Chicago, Illinois.

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Signed and titled on the reverse: Beach-79-A / Hilo Chen
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Hilo Chen
American, b. 1942
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A first-generation photorealist, Hilo Chen is best known for his Pop art-reminiscent paintings of female figures sunbathing on beaches or lounging by pools. His highly sexualized figures often appear topless or nude and in close-up views, with the texture of their skin rendered in meticulous detail. Despite his focus on the female body, Chen says of his paintings: “Color and space. That is what they are about. I work for every detail in the space and want to show the depth of the scene.”

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Provenance: Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York; Private collection, Chicago, Illinois.

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Signed and titled on the reverse: Beach-79-A / Hilo Chen
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Hilo Chen
American, b. 1942
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A first-generation photorealist, Hilo Chen is best known for his Pop art-reminiscent paintings of female figures sunbathing on beaches or lounging by pools. His highly sexualized figures often appear topless or nude and in close-up views, with the texture of their skin rendered in meticulous detail. Despite his focus on the female body, Chen says of his paintings: “Color and space. That is what they are about. I work for every detail in the space and want to show the depth of the scene.”

Hilo Chen

Beach 79-A, 1980

Oil on canvas
6 7/8 × 8 7/8 in
17.5 × 22.5 cm
Bidding closed
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