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

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 right

(ii) New York, Dinter Fine Art, Stranger Town, January 27 - March 26, 2005

(i) Tomoo Gokita, Lingerie Wrestling, Tokyo, 2000 (illustrated, front cover)

(i) ATM Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
(ii) Dinter Fine Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Tomoo Gokita

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.

Japanese, b. 1969, Tokyo, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan