Zanele Muholi (South African, born 1972) Sasa, Bleecker, New York, 2016 image size 42 x 56cm; sheet size 46 x 60cm

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Lot 21*
Zanele Muholi
(South African, born 1972)
Sasa, Bleecker, New York, 2016 image size 42 x 56cm; sheet size 46 x 60cm

Sold for £ 6,812 (US$ 8,363) inc. premium
Zanele Muholi (South African, born 1972)
Sasa, Bleecker, New York, 2016
archival pigment ink on Baryta Fibre paper
image size 42 x 56cm; sheet size 46 x 60cm

Footnotes

  • Sasa, Bleecker is one of many powerful self-portraits from the series Somnyama Ngonyama, meaning 'Hail, the Dark Lioness' by Zanele Muholi. In most images within this body of work, Muholi provokes the viewer with an intense and intimate gaze. This forces the viewer to question our intent, but also to reflect upon ourselves and how we view our own bodies. A wider critique of society's current obsession with selfies and image. Photographed between 2012-2018, Muholi has been forced to produce these works outside of South Africa where there is a lack of freedom to challenge both race and sexuality in such an explicit and sensual way. Produced in New York, Sasa, Bleecker is an example of her displacement however the series also consists of self-portraits that have been captured all over the globe from cities such as Amsterdam to Gaborone. Somnyama Ngonyama has been exhibited widely, most recently at Autograph ABP, London and the 2019 Venice Biennale. This May Muholi will have their first major mid-career survey at the Tate Modern, London.

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  • Please note: this print is edition 2 of 60.
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Zanele Muholi (South African, born 1972) Sasa, Bleecker, New York, 2016 image size 42 x 56cm; sheet size 46 x 60cm
Zanele Muholi (South African, born 1972) Sasa, Bleecker, New York, 2016 image size 42 x 56cm; sheet size 46 x 60cm
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