Wangechi Mutu - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Monday, June 27, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Turin, Vitamin Arte Contemporanea, Colour Theory, 23 September - 20 November 2004

  • Catalogue Essay

    “There are almost always figures in my work, and they all gravitate towards being quite ‘female-ish.’ Again, often they have a slightly deformed or skewed quality, like I believe every single one of us does. In my mind, there’s always a disjuncture between who they are and what we see them as, as well as what they think they appear to be. I believe our bodies are only a single part of the many dimensions of our identity and, in some ways, the body becomes a trap in the understanding of the whole. We can invent, transform, re-imagine ourselves through manipulating our outer appearance and, thus, ‘conquer’ adversity through our physicality; or we can become subjugated … often there may not be a choice.”

    (Wangechi Mutu, in David Moos, ed., Wangechi Mutu: This You Call Civilization?, Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2010)


Untitled (from Tumors)

Ink, acrylic, photocollage and contact paper on Mylar.
106 x 107 cm (41 3/4 x 42 1/8 in).
Signed and dated 'Wangechi Mutu 2004' lower right.

£50,000 - 70,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

28 June