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    Sale 2631

    Asian Contemporary Sale (Day Sale)

    1 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1113


    Price Realised  


    (Born in 1944)
    oil on canvas
    130 x 94.5 cm. (51 x 37 1/4 in.)

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    Art critic, Boguslaw Mansfeld compared Tagami Masakatsu's works with that of Bosch and Goya, whereby "in a world of stones, sky and naked existence, a shocking and unsettling loneliness is exposed. As the artist suggests, this loneliness holds anger. Here, various universal virtues are lost and mankind loses its meaning of life." Masakatsu's melancholy portraits, and old fashioned fantasy worlds, are respites from the colourful, zany animation that are de-rigueur in Japanese art today. Initially graduating from the University of Yamaguchi with a philosophy degree, Masakatsu later studied at the Taka Art Institute.