Michaela Yearwood-Dan - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, March 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • “In moving away from figurative work, I felt like I was shedding this external layer of having to speak on behalf of a wider group – of being a woman, being black, being queer – all those other personas that I embody. By removing myself from this figurative context, which facilitates the continued commodification of the black figure, I was able to create work that felt more honest to me in terms of what I enjoyed making.”
    —Michaela Yearwood-Dan

    • Provenance

      Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner


The Imperfection of Divinity

signed, titled and dated '"The Imperfection of Divinity" 2020 M Yearwood-Dan' on the reverse
oil on canvas
170 x 120 cm (66 7/8 x 47 1/4 in.)
Painted in 2020.

Full Cataloguing

£25,000 - 35,000 ‡♠

Sold for £279,400

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 March 2023