Contemporary Art

Live Auction, 16 February 2019

Contemporary Auction

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ZAR 62 590
Lot 60
  • Stephen Inggs; Spoons


Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 50 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 62 590

About this Item

South African 1955-
Spoons
signed and dated 2000
hand painted silver gelatin emulsion on 100% rag paper
107 by 119cm excluding frame

Notes

‘This work continues from a previous project, the Stanford series, in its use of found objects as emblems of transience; exploring their history, cultural residue and meaning. The images form part of my personal experience. They are humble, trivial objects derived from material culture and nature: enamel jugs and plates, tarnished spoons, vegetable and zoological detritus.’1 ‘Rhopography (from rhopos, trivial objects, small wares, trifles) is the depiction of those things which lack importance, the unassuming material base of life that importance constantly overlooks, the ordinariness of daily routine and the anonymous, creatural life of the table.’2

  1. Stephen Inggs. (2001) ‘Continuum’, in Art Works in Progress, Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Volume 6, 2001, Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Page 40.
  2. Norman Bryson. (1990) Looking at the Overlooked. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Page 61.

Literature

Art Works in Progress, Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Volume 6, 2001, Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Illustrated in black and white on page 42.

Stephen Inggs. (2011) 665: Making Prints with Light, Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Another example from the edition is illustrated on page 60.

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