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    Sale 2702

    Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art

    24 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 10

    BAMBANG TOKO WITJAKSONO (b. Indonesia 1973)

    My sweet pig

    Price Realised  

    BAMBANG TOKO WITJAKSONO (b. Indonesia 1973)
    My sweet pig
    signed and dated 'BB Toko 08' (lower left)
    acrylic on canvas
    57 x 51 in. (145 x 130 cm.)


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    Clobbering together elements of a nostalgic 70s and 80s international pop culture, the retro vibes of Indonesian vintage comics & pulp illustration and the off-handedness of bahasa gaul (literally 'social language' but taken to mean informal Indonesian which is cool or trendy), Bambang 'Toko' Witjaksono's paintings recall a particularly blithe and romance-tingled world that is not unfamiliar to Generation X Indonesians growing up from the 1970s to the 1990s.

    Exhibited

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Langgeng Gallery, Langgeng Art Project, RE-FORM #1, 7 - 30 June 2008