Lot 061 Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

LUV's Street

LY (Japanese)

2021

Acrylic on canvas

116.7 x 91 cm

Estimate

TWD 900,000-1,500,000

HKD 251,000-419,000

USD 32,300-53,900

CNY 210,000-350,000

Sold Price

TWD 2,400,000

HKD 674,157

USD 86,580

CNY 551,724


Signature

Inscribed upper left LUV. BURGER
Signed reverse Ly and dated 2021
This lot is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

+ OVERVIEW

LY was born in Tokyo in 1981. LY's city landscapes merge together several classical urban art elements and imagery such as Skate parks and shops, burger joints and subway stations immersed in a more traditional Japanese architecture and design style. These black and white compositions are very often populated by LUV (or LUVS), a mysterious dark figure, designed in the appearance of a good Monster, conceived putting again together bits of Japanese classic heritage and classical comics hints. This character, who can be interpreted like the artist alter-ego, gives new meanings to everyday actions opening up different readings of the social and cultural behavior in the present metropolitan life.
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Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 12:00am