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Wangechi Mutu

Howl, 2006

Archival pigment print with screenprint in colors, on smooth wove paper, with full margins
39 4/5 × 27 4/5 in
101 × 70.5 cm
Edition 26/40
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
About the work
P
Phillips

Image: 35 x 24 in. (88.9 x 61 cm)
Sheet: 39 3/4 x 27 3/4 in. (101 x 70.5 cm)
Framed

Image: 35 x 24 in. (88.9 x 61 cm)
Sheet: 39 3/4 x 27 3/4 in. (101 x 70.5 cm)
Framed

Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 26/40 in pencil
Publisher
MoCA Projects Council, Los Angeles
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
P
Phillips

Image: 35 x 24 in. (88.9 x 61 cm)
Sheet: 39 3/4 x 27 3/4 in. (101 x 70.5 cm)
Framed

Image: 35 x 24 in. (88.9 x 61 cm)
Sheet: 39 3/4 x 27 3/4 in. (101 x 70.5 cm)
Framed

Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 26/40 in pencil
Publisher
MoCA Projects Council, Los Angeles
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.

Wangechi Mutu

Howl, 2006

Archival pigment print with screenprint in colors, on smooth wove paper, with full margins
39 4/5 × 27 4/5 in
101 × 70.5 cm
Edition 26/40
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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