Contemporary Art

Live Auction, 16 February 2019

Contemporary Auction

Sold for

ZAR 204 840
Lot 21
  • Mohau Modisakeng; Untitled


Lot Estimate
ZAR 180 000 - 240 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 204 840

About this Item

South African 1986-
Untitled
2014
from an edition of 3 + 2AP
ink-jet print on Epson UltraSmooth
150 by 200cm excluding frame

Notes

‘In this uncertain and violent time he has given us artworks that powerfully connect with our fraught psyches and impassioned hopes. His is an art of yearning. Rather than state the obvious – the on-going grotesquerie of inequality, human indignity and cruelty, the rot of prejudice, the ruthlessness of self-interest and greed – Modisakeng has chosen to implicate us in a battle on behalf of grace.’

Ashraf Jamal. (2017) ‘Mohau Modisakeng: Occupation’, in Gerhard Mulder (ed.) Mohau Modisakeng.,Cape Town: WHATIFTHEWORLD. Page 104.

Literature

Gerard Mulder (ed.) (2017) Mohau Modisakeng. Cape Town: WHATIFTHEWORLD. Illustrated in colour on page 64.

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