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  • Provenance


    Collection of the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    Satch Hoyt’s Kick That is a two-fold investigation into racism and opulence in modern day soccer or football. The artist addresses the history of black players within the sport through the accompanying soundtrack. Over a beat comprised of sounds of footballs and the frenzy of the crowds, the voice of the now retired legendary professional footballer and later television personality Ian Wright announces a roll call of former great British black players who paved the way for his and the current generation of black players. The black ball studded with crystals and Euro signs, comments on the extravagant amounts of money awarded to the players and the perceived respect given to these players while at the same time commenting on the irony that racism is still very much present in every aspect of the game. The bronze bananas which support the ball represent the overt fan racism, which is unfortunately still very much present in the UK and Europe and signified by the sad truth that right-wing racist fans sometimes hurl bananas and peanuts at black players. Kick That is a layered, elegant work that celebrates race and diversity, while at the same time addresses some of the less palatable facts still exist within the sport.

UNITED KINGDOM/GERMANY

81

Kick That

2006
Steel, bronze, wood, swarovski crystals, synthetic grass and acrylic box with original soundtrack by Satch Hoyt.
16 1/8 x 13 3/8 x 13 3/8 in. (41 x 34 x 34 cm).

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

AFRICA Theme Sale

15 May 2010
New York