Art for the Arch Auction for the Tutu Legacy Fund

Live Virtual Auction, 22 September 2021

Evening Sale

Sold for

ZAR 2 345
Lot 126
  • Bekezela Mabena; God has a Dream
  • Bekezela Mabena; God has a Dream
  • Bekezela Mabena; God has a Dream
  • Bekezela Mabena; God has a Dream


Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 000 - 3 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 2 345

About this Item

South African 1996-
God has a Dream

signed, dated 2021 and numbered 1/5 in pencil in the margin

screenprint and watercolour on paper
image size: 29 by 28,5cm; sheet size: 40,5 by 32cm, unframed

Notes

"My artwork is inspired by Archbishop Desmund Tutu’s persistent fight for the people to have the right to vote and own their identities. Like many people living in South Africa, I have been battling to get my Identity Document as a South African citizen. Many people in this country share identity numbers and in a way our identities are reduced to a sequence of numbers. Without a number who are we?" –Bekezela Mabena

Bekezela Mabena is a South African-based visual artist, born in 1996. He lived in Zimbabwe for a number of years and returned to South Africa in 2008. He studied at the Jiyana Secondary School in Tembisa where he matriculated and received the Matric 2017 Visual Art Award. He completed his Third Year of study at Artist Proof Studio in 2020 and is currently enrolled in the Senior Graduate Programme.

Provenance

Donated by the artist. Courtesy of Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg.

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