Tschabalala Self - New Now London Thursday, April 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    'The Art of Empowerment' for UN Women UK, London

  • Literature

    Zoe Paskett, 'Female artists team up with United Nations for 'the Art of Empowerment,' Evening Standard, 26 November 2018, online (another example 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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A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO BENEFIT THE UN WOMEN UK'S CHARITY TEAM SUPPORTING WOMEN AND GIRLS ON THE GROUND IN UKRAINE

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Princess

signed, numbered and dated 'Tschabalala Self 2018 2/30' on a label affixed to the reverse
hand-sewn cotton tulle on cotton
128.1 x 101.1 cm (50 3/8 x 39 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2018, this work is number 2 from an edition of 30 plus 2 artist's proofs.

Estimate
£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £23,940

Contact Specialist

Charlotte Gibbs
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+44 20 7901 7993
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New Now

London Auction 28 April 2022