Contemporary Art

Live Auction, 16 February 2019

Contemporary Auction

Sold for

ZAR 45 520
Lot 45
  • Chéri Cherin; Spectacle Africain


Lot Estimate
ZAR 40 000 - 60 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 45 520

About this Item

Democratic Republic of the Congo 1955-
Spectacle Africain
signed, dated 2008 and inscribed with the title
acrylic on canvas laid down on board
128 by 160cm excluding frame

Notes

Chéri Cherin (born Joseph Kinkinda) began his formal training as a painter in 1977 when he enrolled at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in his hometown of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Studying under the Austrian ceramicist Peter Weihs, Cherin started his career by painting posters in the residential quarter of Ndjili where his studio is still located today. Originally executing scenes from everyday life on the walls of bars, boutiques and barber shops, Cherin’s work quickly moved to incorporate more serious topics of social and political commentary. In Spectacle Africain, the artist presents an allegorical view of Africa as a football match, whose managers on the sidelines are depicted as infamous historical dictators who anxiously watch the spectacle unfold.

Cherin’s work is currently featured on the retrospective exhibition Congo Stars at the Kunsthaus Graz, in Austria, which spans from the 1960s to the present and features works by over 70 Congolese artists.

Provenance

Stephan Welz & Co, Cape Town, 19 February 2013, lot 594.

Exhibited

Influx Contemporary, Lisbon, QUI FAIT QUOI, 18 April to 6 June 2009.

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