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Wangechi Mutu

Howl, 2006

Archival pigment print with screenprint in colors
40 × 28 in
101.5 × 71.1 cm
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Signed in pencil, dated and inscribed 'AP 11/13', an artist's proof aside from the …

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Signed in pencil, dated and inscribed 'AP 11/13', an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 40, on smooth wove paper, published by MOCA Projects Council, Los Angeles, framed.

image: 890 by 610 mm 35 by 24 in
sheet: 1015 by 711 mm 40 by 28 in

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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.

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Signed in pencil, dated and inscribed 'AP 11/13', an artist's proof aside from the …

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Signed in pencil, dated and inscribed 'AP 11/13', an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 40, on smooth wove paper, published by MOCA Projects Council, Los Angeles, framed.

image: 890 by 610 mm 35 by 24 in
sheet: 1015 by 711 mm 40 by 28 in

Property in which Sotheby’s has an Ownership Interest …

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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

Howl, 2006

Archival pigment print with screenprint in colors
40 × 28 in
101.5 × 71.1 cm
Bidding closed
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