Wangechi Mutu, ‘Underground Hornship’, 2018, Sculpture, Polished and patinated bronze, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
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Wangechi Mutu

Underground Hornship, 2018

Polished and patinated bronze
23 1/2 × 32 × 8 in
59.7 × 81.3 × 20.3 cm
Edition of 6
.
$30,000
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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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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

Underground Hornship, 2018

Polished and patinated bronze
23 1/2 × 32 × 8 in
59.7 × 81.3 × 20.3 cm
Edition of 6
.
$30,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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