The Original Nine Daughters

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  • Catalogue Essay

    The Nine Daughters are part of the Kenyan creation myth, our Adam and Eve. The nine original tribes and clans come from there. They are all freakish poetic hybrids, not literal. Some prints make connections between Renaissance and Victorian etchings, but they are all esoteric. None of the scientific information is accurate. They also have pins in the body as markers of body parts and body types, which recur in my work. Wangechi Mutu

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The Original Nine Daughters

2012
The complete set of nine etchings with screenprint, collage, letterpress, carborundum crystals and hand-coloring, on wove paper, the full sheets.
all S. 19 x 10 in. (48.3 x 25.4 cm)
All signed, dated and numbered 'P.P. 2/3' in pencil (a printer's proof, the edition was 30 and 11 artist's proofs), published by Pace Editions, Inc., New York, all framed.

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$10,000 - 15,000 

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New York Auction 17 October 2017