Live Auction, 16 February 2019

Sold for

ZAR 43 244
Lot 25
  • Husain Essop; Tayamum


Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 40 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 43 244

About this Item

Husain Essop
South African 1985-
Tayamum
inscribed with the artist's name and the title on a Goodman Gallery label adhered to the reverse

edition number 3/5
lightjet C print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
84 by 118cm excluding frame

Notes

This lot is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity from the Goodman Gallery.

Focusing on photography, Husain Essop and his twin brother Hassan are especially interested in the role of young Muslim males in a secular environment and they document their own experiences in their digitally composited photographs.

‘Our series of work highlights a multi-cultural clash between religion and popular cultures. We explore the dominating influence of Western theatrics and those narratives that are constructed to depict a certain reality. Each photograph reflects us in a battle of moral, religious and cultural conflicts.’1

1. Goodman Gallery. (2010) [Online] Available: http://www.goodman-gallery.com/exhibitions/134 [7 December 2018].

Exhibited

Spier Contemporary, Stellenbosch, Exhibition & Awards, December 2007 to December 2008.

Another example from this edition is in the permanent collection of the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG).

Literature

Jay Pather (ed.) (2007). Spier Contemporary 2007, Cape Town: Africa Centre. Another example from the edition is illustrated in colour on page 86.


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