Modern and Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 21 September 2022

Evening Sale

Sold for

ZAR 159 320
Lot 272
  • Mikhael Subotzky; Mirror, Beaufort West Prison, 2006
  • Mikhael Subotzky; Mirror, Beaufort West Prison, 2006
  • Mikhael Subotzky; Mirror, Beaufort West Prison, 2006


Lot Estimate
ZAR 150 000 - 200 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 159 320

About this Item

South African 1981-
Mirror, Beaufort West Prison, 2006
framed and mounted to Dibond, with face-mounted toughened glass smashed by the artist
123,5 by 93,5cm excluding frame; 126,5 by 101,5 by 4cm including frame

Notes

Mikhael Subotzky’s works are the results of his fractured attempts to place himself in relation to the social, historical, and political narratives that surround him both at home in South Africa and on his frequent travels. As an artist working in film, video installation, and photography, as well as more recently in collage and painting, Subotzky engages critically with contemporary politics of representation. In ‘Beaufort West’ (2006–08), a series he premiered at MoMA, Subotzky focuses on the Beaufort West Prison, juxtaposing the prisoners inside with residents of the neighbouring towns, from sex workers to privileged suburbanites.1

1. https://www.artsy.net/artist/mikhaelsubotzky, accessed July 2022.

Provenance

Goodman Gallery, Cape Town.

Private Collection.

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