Live Virtual Auction, 9 November 2021

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ZAR 125 180
Lot 315
  • Diane Victor; Learning Posture
  • Diane Victor; Learning Posture
  • Diane Victor; Learning Posture
  • Diane Victor; Learning Posture
  • Diane Victor; Learning Posture
  • Diane Victor; Learning Posture
  • Diane Victor; Learning Posture


Lot Estimate
ZAR 50 000 - 70 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 125 180

About this Item

South African 1964-
Learning Posture
signed, numbered Printer's Proof 3/4 and inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin
etching, aquatint, mezzotint and blind embossing on paper
188 by 97cm excluding frame; 207 by 111 by 7cm including frame

Notes

As always, in the present lot Victor speaks to contemporary and often difficult motifs in society. Here she captures the deliberate and imprisoning feminisation of Black African masculinity and culture – and the restraining and medicalisation of an ‘other’.

Literature

Elizabeth Rankin and Karen von Veh (2008) Diane Victor, Johannesburg: David Krut, illustrated on front cover and page 37.

Jackie McInnes (2011) Of Fables and Folly: Diane Victor at Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell (IA): Grinnell College, illustrated on page 14.


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