Wangechi Mutu, ‘Far far away’, 2015, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction
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Wangechi Mutu

Far far away, 2015

Collage painting on paper
31 1/2 × 22 1/2 in
80 × 57.2 cm
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Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction

This year’s “Art for Life" honoree Wangechi Mutu, draws on numerous cultural and art …

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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, ‘Far far away’, 2015, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction
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This year’s “Art for Life" honoree Wangechi Mutu, draws on numerous cultural and art historical references in works that deftly blend found imagery with painterly elements. The intersecting forms and central figure of a black woman are emblematic of much of Mutu’s work—drawing attention to elided histories, …

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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

Far far away, 2015

Collage painting on paper
31 1/2 × 22 1/2 in
80 × 57.2 cm
Bidding closed
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