Wangechi Mutu, ‘Heeler IV’, 2016, Sculpture, Red soil, acrylic shoes, paper pulp, wood glue, rocks, and wood, Anderson Ranch Arts Center Benefit Auction
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Wangechi Mutu

Heeler IV, 2016

Red soil, acrylic shoes, paper pulp, wood glue, rocks, and wood
37 × 6 × 12 in
94 × 15.2 × 30.5 cm
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Anderson Ranch Arts Center Benefit Auction
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Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery
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, ‘Heeler IV’, 2016, Sculpture, Red soil, acrylic shoes, paper pulp, wood glue, rocks, and wood, Anderson Ranch Arts Center Benefit Auction
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About the work
Anderson Ranch Arts Center Benefit Auction
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Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery
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

Heeler IV, 2016

Red soil, acrylic shoes, paper pulp, wood glue, rocks, and wood
37 × 6 × 12 in
94 × 15.2 × 30.5 cm
.
Bidding closed
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