Sanford Biggers - New Now London Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Massimo De Carlo, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2014

  • Exhibited

    Turin, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Soft Pictures, 23 October 2013 - 4 May 2014

  • Artist Biography

    Sanford Biggers

    American • 1970

    Pursuing a multi-disciplinary formal process, Sanford Biggers creates artworks that integrate film, video, installation, sculpture, drawing, textile, music and performance. Engaging with the past to help better understand the present, Biggers intentionally complicates issues such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity and art history in order to offer new contemporary perspectives and associations for established symbols. History is not a thing of the past for Sanford Biggers, but an ongoing current that he confronts head on. 

    Viewing himself as a collaborator with the work of the African and African American artists and artisans who came before him, Biggers borrows, enhances and memorializes their work, as well as their struggles, through his own object-making. He has done so, for example, by turning his attention to the signs and symbols embedded in quilts that were purportedly used to help slaves escape north along the Underground Railroad. Investing the quilt form with new meaning and adding his own set of abstract codes as he cuts, re-sews and embellishes antique quilts, Biggers constructs modern statements on the state of America.

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Sag, Harbor Honeystuckle

signed and dated 'Sanford Biggers '13' on the reverse
fabric collage, treated acrylic, metallic acrylic and glitter on re-purposed quilt
178.3 x 197.5 cm (70 1/4 x 77 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2013.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £27,500

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New Now

London Auction 11 April 2019