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Wangechi Mutu

Epiglotus III, 2007

Ink, paint, mixed media, plant material and plastic pearls on X-ray paper, in artist's frame
24 9/10 × 21 1/2 in
63.2 × 54.6 cm
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Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Signed with the artist's initials and dated "WM 07" lower right
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
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A Discerning Vision
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Guaranteed Property (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

A Discerning Vision
Property from an Important Private Collection

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Signed with the artist's initials and dated "WM 07" lower right
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.

Wangechi Mutu

Epiglotus III, 2007

Ink, paint, mixed media, plant material and plastic pearls on X-ray paper, in artist's frame
24 9/10 × 21 1/2 in
63.2 × 54.6 cm
Bidding closed
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