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JACKY TSAI | GROWING INTEREST IN THE PRIVATE MARKET
September 14th 2018
This summer it is seven years ago Eyestorm exhibited the first work by the Chinese artist Jacky Tsai in a group exhibition in Mayfair, London. During the years that followed, we have released close to thirty exclusive print editions with Tsai and showed the artist’s work at numerous international art fairs in Asia, Europe and United States - and it has been an incredible journey and a privilege to work with a talented artist like Jacky Tsai. 2018 has been the year where Tsai took his first steps from being an emerging artist into a more established one.
by Henrik Riis
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With the solo show at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) in February, Tsai reached an important mile stone in an artist career. A museum show not only show the artist’s work in a retrospective light, but also sends a signal that a curator in a public cultural institution has recognised the work as an important contribution to the public. To some collectors, it may be puzzling to see that this recognition of Tsai’s work came initially from Moscow, but Russia and China have a cultural connection that goes beyond centuries of trade and geographical borders. The artist’s work is often referred to as Chinese Pop Art, a genre which exemplify the collision between two cultures or worlds which are destined to meet, and his visual-narrative works, with references to traditional Chinese literature, legends and native landscapes are cleverly weaved with acrobats, fighter planes and Western superheroes. It is the contribution of combining two, often contradicting, cultures which was recognised with the exhibition at MMOMA.
JACKY TSAI
Artificial Intelligence Lenticular, 2018

Edition of 18
4 Artist Proof (APs)

100(w) x 100(h) cm
39.37(w) x 39.37(h) inches
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Jacky Tsai (Chinese, b. 1984)
100(w) x 100(h) cm
39.37(w) x 39.37(h) inches
Lenticular

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With the museum show and on the back of solo shows in London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, the last 12 months has seen a growing interest in the artist’s work. Pieces such as Chinese Floral Skull Lenticular (2015), Sanctuary Skull (Ace of Clubs) (2015), Vermilion Light (2013) and Stained Glass Skull (2013) have all been sold in the private marked at very supportive prices. Last week a ‘Floral Skull (Black & White)’ (2005) was acquired by a collector in South East Asia; a print edition of only 5, and a piece which was inspired by his work with Alexander McQueen some years earlier. The same ‘Floral Skull’ became the inspiration for later pieces such as the Soul Harvest and Vermilion Garden and others.

With the popularity of his work in the private market we have also seen interesting results from charity auctions in 2018. In February, MMOMA and Lord Mark Poltimore from Sotheby’s hosted a dinner in Moscow where a few select pieces by Tsai were included, and in July a Fly Me to the Moon (Palladium) was sold at the prestigious Summer Auction in benefit of the Philip Johnson Foundation at The Glass House Museum in Connecticut, USA. During his life, Philip Johnson established himself as one the most astute collectors on the East Coast and the annual Summer Auction has a long list of artists supporting the foundation, such as Jeff Koons and James Welling.
JACKY TSAI
Fly Me to the Moon (Palladium), 2017

Edition of 18
6 Artist Proof (APs)

94(w) x 95(h) cm
37.01(w) x 37.40(h) inches
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Jacky Tsai (Chinese, b. 1984)
94(w) x 95(h) cm
37.01(w) x 37.40(h) inches
18 colour screenprint with Palladium metal leaf
Image size 80 x 80cm

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Edition of 18
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We all know that bidding at charity auctions sometimes do get a bit carried away in the spirit of supporting a good cause, and last month everyone was in for a surprise when a NY Cityscape Stamp (2016) print was sold at a Chinese charity auction for an astonishing RMB 400,000 (£45,000 / $58,000) in support of ‘Hoops for Hopes’. The print was an AP from the edition of 33, printed with glow-in-the-dark ink showing the Statue of Liberty when it is dark. This price level may not reflect the value at a real auction, but it does show Tsai's emerging status on a global scale.

A natural next step and recognition of Jacky Tsai’s playful Chinese Pop Art will be a regular participation at the auctions for prints and multiples at the major auction houses, such as Bonham, Christies, Phillips or Sotheby’s. Where it can often take a couple of years and persistence to get into the catalogues, we have also experienced that it can suddenly develop quickly and as Tsai’s work becomes more widely sought after, we could see the first auction results in 2019 or 2020.
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NY Cityscape Stamp, 2016

Edition of 33
4 Artist Proof (APs)

84(w) x 100(h) cm
33.07(w) x 39.37(h) inches
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84(w) x 100(h) cm
33.07(w) x 39.37(h) inches
10 colour screenprint with glow in the dark ink and varnish on Somerset Satin 410 gsm paper with hand cut-out edges

Unique prints from a series of 33, each with a different printed number ¢1-¢33

Signed by the artist on front.
Edition of 33
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If you own print editions, such as Soul Harvest, Golden Harvest, Floral Dragon (Gold leaf), Chinese Floral Skull Lenticular or any of the oversized playing cards, and you are interested in selling, please get in touch.

You can read more about Jacky Tsai, and see available print editions, on his artist page here.
 
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