Tschabalala Self - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Thursday, July 9, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pilar Corrias, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Shanghai, Yuz Museum, Bodega Run, 22 September 2018 – 9 December 2018, pp. 28-29 (installation view illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot exhibited in Bodega Run at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai during 22 September 2018 – 9 December 2018.

  • Artist Biography

    Tschabalala Self

    American • 1990

    Harlem-born artist Tschabalala Self combines sewing, printing and painting in a singular style that speaks to her experience of contemporary black womanhood. Despite her extensive use of craft methods, Self considers herself to be a painter above all else. Her work is known for exaggerated colors and forms, allowing the personages within to “escape” from society’s narrow perceptions.

    Explaining her practice, the artist stated: “I hope to correct misconceptions propagated within and projected upon the Black body. Multiplicity and possibility are essential to my practice and general philosophy. My subjects are fully aware of their conspicuousness and are unmoved by the viewer. Their role is not to show, explain, or perform but rather ‘to be.’ In being, their presence is acknowledged and their significance felt. My project is committed to this exchange, for my own edification and for the edification of those who resemble me.”

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New York Poker

coloured pencil, gouache, acrylic, silkscreen on paper
87.6 x 65.5 cm. (34 1/2 x 25 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2018.

HK$120,000 - 280,000 

Sold for HK$150,000

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020