Portrait Of An Artist: Pool With Two Figures: Inspired By David Hockney
Born in Osaka, but raised in New Jersey, Madsaki uses his experiences of both eastern and western culture to inform the aesthetic of his art. As well as showcasing his interest in art history, each of his artworks is designed to critique mass culture and consumerism, and to explore his inner world.
This piece is Madsaki's reinterpretation of David Hockney's seminal 1972 piece, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures). Hockney's original painting sold for $90.3 million in 2018, making it (at the time) the highest price ever paid for a work by a living artist.
This piece is from a limited edition of 300, signed and numbered by the artist.
Size (cm): 80 x 56
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Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 300
Size (cm): 80 x 56
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About the artist
Madsaki is a Japanese-American artist who uses his experiences of both eastern and western culture to inform the aesthetic of his art.
His oeuvre is inspired by popular advertisements, films, and most notably, the paintings of old masters. Using acrylic and spray paint, his graffiti-inspired style featuring dripping smiley faces, results in modern, simplified versions of his chosen inspiration.
Madsaki’s instantly-accessible work, which regularly fetches over six figures, is a critique of conceptions of value in the art world.