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TOMOO GOKITA (B. 1969)
TOMOO GOKITA (B. 1969)
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TOMOO GOKITA (B. 1969)

Mrs. Jefferson

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TOMOO GOKITA (B. 1969)
Mrs. Jefferson
signed, titled and dated 'Mrs. Jefferson 2014' (on the reverse)
acrylic and gouache on canvas
31 ½ x 31 ½ in. (80 x 80 cm.)
Painted in 2014.
Provenance
Guy Hepner, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2015

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Lot Essay

I am presuming that to deform the human face might be a reaction against my practice of depicting them like crazy when I was young. Probably, I have become tired of depicting faces. Also, I have loved the masked wrestlers of the Mexican Lucha libre and those masks in Africa all this time, and a kind of transformational desire 'to hide a face and to become a different character,' which can be symbolized in those masks, may have affected my work.
—Tomoo Gokita

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