Tschabalala Self - New Now New York Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the artist
    Paddle8, UN Women UK Charity Auction, November, 2018
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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signed, numbered and dated "tschabalala 2018 28/30" on a label sewn to the reverse
hand-sewn cotton and tulle on cotton
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 in. (129.9 x 100 cm.)
Executed in 2018, this work is number 28 from an edition of 30 plus 2 artist's proofs.

$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $13,750

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New York Auction 24 September 2019