Kendell Geers - AFRICA Theme Sale New York Saturday, May 15, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    On June 11, 2010, the 2010 FIFA World Cup will kick off in Johannesburg, South Africa. For the second time in its history the Football World Cup is accompanied by a major official licensed art project. Seventeen artists, with a special relationship to Africa, have been invited to create works based on the ever popular sport of soccer. Under the heading Official Art Edition 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM , each of these iconic images of football and Africa has been reproduced 2010 times as a Limited World Cup Edition print. Phillips de Pury & Company is proud to present the original works which are representative of a phenomenon which unifies people across international boundaries via an unparalleled athletic event.
    Among the series: an excellent work by Marlene Dumas who was born in Cape Town and who created “a homage to the emotions of the footballer that shows through the expression of the face: the strength, the concentration, the anticipation, the tension, the satisfaction of the player that plays the game well“; a piece by William Kentridge who turned a “Bicycle Kick” into a leap of joy and dedicated it to his son, a devoted football fan; a painting by Zhong Biao, who is currently one of China’s most brilliant masters, that shows a player’s perfect moment bursting into a “Football Miracle”; a work on cloth by Hassan Musa who became famous for his work “Great American Nude” and who now translated the biblical scene of Jacob battling with the archangel into football; a “Red Elephant“ holding a football in its trunk by Isolde Krams, a German artist who spent most of her life in South Africa.
    The artists participating in the 2010 FIFA World CupTM Art Edition contribute to charity projects, among them “Football for Hope” that is building 20 centers for disadvantaged youth throughout Africa and a fundraising initiative for Roedene Girls’ School in Johannesburg.
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Dirty Balls

Color coupler print.
39 3/8 x 27 1/2 in. (100 x 69.9 cm).
Signed, titled and dated "Kendell Geers 'Dirty Balls' 2009" on the reverse.  This work is unique.

$10,000 - 15,000 

AFRICA Theme Sale

15 May 2010
New York