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Chocolate Nguva, 2015

Bronze
10 × 16 × 14 in
25.4 × 40.6 × 35.6 cm
Edition of 9
This is part of a limited edition set.
$45,000
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Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
New York
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Mutu’s work involves developing and expanding a personal myth-making which combines her
childhood …

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Mutu’s work involves developing and expanding a personal myth-making which combines her
childhood experiences and memories from Kenya as well as her own journey through various cultures and
experiences. This sculpture is based on the tradition
of coastal East African Nguva or water women. These mythical beings wander …

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Stamped by artist's estate, Incised signature and number
Wangechi Mutu
Kenyan, b. 1972
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Wangechi Mutu explores the violence and misrepresentation that women, particularly black women, experience in the contemporary world. Referencing artists such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Chris Ofili, and Romare Bearden, as well as art-historical movements like Surrealism, her drawings and collages graft together images from anthropological, ethnographic and medical texts, Vogue, and pornography. Mutu commonly works on paper or Mylar, applying her sampled figures along with ink, acrylic paint, and materials like plastic pearls. She has spoken of her art—which includes sculpture and installations with similar coiled, hybrid imagery—as using the aesthetic of rejection and wretchedness to explore the hopeful or sublime.

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About the work
Provenance
Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
New York
Follow

Mutu’s work involves developing and expanding a personal myth-making which combines her
childhood …

Read more

Mutu’s work involves developing and expanding a personal myth-making which combines her
childhood experiences and memories from Kenya as well as her own journey through various cultures and
experiences. This sculpture is based on the tradition
of coastal East African Nguva or water women. These mythical beings wander …

Read more
Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Incised signature and number
Wangechi Mutu
Kenyan, b. 1972
Follow

Wangechi Mutu explores the violence and misrepresentation that women, particularly black women, experience in the contemporary world. Referencing artists such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Chris Ofili, and Romare Bearden, as well as art-historical movements like Surrealism, her drawings and collages graft together images from anthropological, ethnographic and medical texts, Vogue, and pornography. Mutu commonly works on paper or Mylar, applying her sampled figures along with ink, acrylic paint, and materials like plastic pearls. She has spoken of her art—which includes sculpture and installations with similar coiled, hybrid imagery—as using the aesthetic of rejection and wretchedness to explore the hopeful or sublime.

Chocolate Nguva, 2015

Bronze
10 × 16 × 14 in
25.4 × 40.6 × 35.6 cm
Edition of 9
This is part of a limited edition set.
$45,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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