Tomoo Gokita, ‘Two works: (i) Lingerie No. 1; (ii) M’, (i) 2000-(ii) 2004, Phillips
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Tomoo Gokita

Two works: (i) Lingerie No. 1; (ii) M, (i) 2000-(ii) 2004

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(i) 14 1/8 x 10 in. (35.9 x 25.4 cm.)
(ii) 18 1/4 x 14 in. (46.4 x 35.6 cm.)

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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(i) signed with the artist's initials and dated "TG 2000" on the reverse (ii) signed with the artist's initials and dated "TG '04" lower …
Tomoo Gokita
Japanese, b. 1969
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Tomoo Gokita’s gray-scale paintings depict archetypal figures, such as a pin-up girl or a geisha, with their faces concealed. With a background in graphic design, the Tokyo-based artist was initially inspired to create art by his love of manga and animation. His paintings reflect these pop cultural influences, evoking iconic celebrity headshots and pornographic magazines. Executed with extreme technical precision, his erasure of the face through Neo-expressionistic flourishes or scraping gestures disturbs and adds a humorous element to his compositions.

Tomoo Gokita, ‘Two works: (i) Lingerie No. 1; (ii) M’, (i) 2000-(ii) 2004, Phillips
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About the work
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Phillips

(i) 14 1/8 x 10 in. (35.9 x 25.4 cm.)
(ii) 18 1/4 x 14 in. (46.4 x 35.6 cm.)

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
(i) signed with the artist's initials and dated "TG 2000" on the reverse (ii) signed with the artist's initials and dated "TG '04" lower …
Tomoo Gokita
Japanese, b. 1969
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Tomoo Gokita’s gray-scale paintings depict archetypal figures, such as a pin-up girl or a geisha, with their faces concealed. With a background in graphic design, the Tokyo-based artist was initially inspired to create art by his love of manga and animation. His paintings reflect these pop cultural influences, evoking iconic celebrity headshots and pornographic magazines. Executed with extreme technical precision, his erasure of the face through Neo-expressionistic flourishes or scraping gestures disturbs and adds a humorous element to his compositions.

Tomoo Gokita

Two works: (i) Lingerie No. 1; (ii) M, (i) 2000-(ii) 2004

Charcoal on paper
Bidding closed
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