Ibrahim Mahama - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘They are jute sacks used for the transportation of food and commodities in Ghana, specifically cocoa. They are produced in Southeast Asia with an intense amount of labour. I was first of all drawn to this material in terms of “the common”: In Ghana almost every home has it. It has a lot of uses. When you take a bus on a rainy day and you need to clean the mud off your feet there is a jute sack there to do that work. If there is a fire you can quench it with a wet jute sack.' – Ibrahim Mahama



signed 'I Mahama' upper left
found fabric and plastic collage, ink and thread on jute sacks with markings
217 x 328 cm (85 3/8 x 129 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2016.

£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £18,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2019