Modern & Contemporary African Art Online / Dumile Feni-Mhlaba (Zwelidumile Mxgazi) (South African, 1942-1991) If a Child... (unframed)
£800 - £1,200
The inscription reads:
If a Child Is open to a (some [deleted]) kind/ of lesson to me It can only mean/ that the child is learning like/ Any (Man should [inserted]). Child: And I fail to see the/ [indistinguishable] of it all: perhaps/ this brings out the self appointed/ superiority in some of us, when we/ are what we think we are. When/ [indistinguishable]/ these sounds are/ to this child/ like honey to a/ bear: And not/ like a bear that/ is put into a/ net and cannot/ get out and at/ the same time being expected to produce honey.
Jan VAN Riebieck
Pieter van der Stell.
VAS CO: DAGAMA.
not only polite but stupid./ Why: for the simple reason/ like anybody: if one is permitted to do as/ they wish: to be polite enough to get up and/ go out when they do/ not want to see or/ listen to what they dont want.