Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 15 February 2020

Contemporary Art

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ZAR 91 040
Lot 35
  • Musa N Nxumalo; Toi Toi

Lot Estimate
ZAR 40 000 - 60 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 91 040

About this Item

Musa N Nxumalo
South Africa 1986
Toi Toi

edition 2/6 + 2AP

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
168 by 237cm excluding frame


Musa N. Nxumalo’s work dives deep into black alternative youth culture in Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city. His exuberant nightlife images carry an energy and enthusiasm that can only be shown by someone who is living, growing, and discovering themselves in that same world. Nxumalo’s photographs, showing his peers’ fashion choices and the music they listen to, work to challenge prevailing social and racial stereotypes within South African culture, and give voice to discontented youth within his community who are trying to express themselves freely. “Because racism is a form of grave stupidity,” he says, “my work intends to dispel these tendencies anywhere in the world where the work can reach.”1




SMAC Gallery, Johannesburg, Musa N Nxumalo: 16 Shots, 16 to 29 April, 2017.

SMAC Gallery, 1-54 London, 3 to 6 October, 2019.

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