Tschabalala Self - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, March 4, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Hilarie M. Sheets, 'Take Your Child to Work Day Is Every Day for This Collector', The New York Times, 17 January 2019, 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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Bush

signed 'Tschabalala Self' on the overlap
fabric collage, thread, acrylic and oil on canvas
diameter 76.2 cm (30 in.)
Executed in 2016.

Estimate
£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £107,100

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 March 2022