Wangechi Mutu - New Now London Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Gifted by the artist to the present owner


Two Works: (i) Untitled; (ii) Untitled

(i) inscribed and dedicated 'TO BENJAMIN "Happy Birthday Maan!"' on the envelope; further signed, inscribed and dedicated 'Benjy here's another flower ... love Wangechi! Many times I have thought why do I make these things, little flower creatures, beautiful giraffe people, long stemmed turtle songs and then I realize how many sweet beautiful people there are and how many rooms and doors and coffee cups they have in there lives and how I want to fill those spaces with beautiful colours and glittery pollen and love ... happy birthday' to the edges
(ii) signed, inscribed and dedicated 'H*A*P*P*Y*B.I.R.T.H.D.A.Y Benjamin Heres a little fun thing to organise your fun life!! Wangechi' inside the card

(i) paper, glitter and sequin collage on card with painted paper doily and tape collage on envelope, in 2 parts
(ii) sequin collage and pen on card with pen on handmade envelope, in 2 parts

(i) card 30.4 x 22.7 cm (11 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.)
envelope 33.1 x 25.3 cm (13 x 9 7/8 in.)
(ii) card closed 6.5 x 12.7 cm (2 1/2 x 5 in.)
envelope 24 x 14.2 cm (9 1/2 x 5 5/8 in.)

Executed in 2001.

£8,000 - 12,000 

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London Auction 12 December 2019