Tschabalala Self - New Now New York Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    T293, Naples
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Naples, T293, Tschabalala Self: The Function, March 18–May 27, 2016

  • Literature

    "'Tschabalala Self: The Function' at T293, Naples," ARTnews, March 24, 2016, online (illustrated)

  • 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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latex paint and Flashe on board
42 x 23 x 1 in. (106.7 x 58.4 x 2.5 cm)
Executed in 2016.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig

Head of New Now Sale

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New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2021