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Nicholas Hlobo
UNTITLED
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 GBP
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60
Nicholas Hlobo
UNTITLED
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary African Art

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Nicholas Hlobo
B. 1975
UNTITLED
mixed media, rubber inner tube, ribbon, on paper
86 by 115.5cm., 33¾ by 45½in.
Executed in 2006
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Provenance

Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg
Acquired from the above by present owner

Catalogue Note

In this mixed work, Hlobo weaves the ribbon and rubber to form images which are suggestive of sperm, internal organs, and umbilical cords.

Thematically, Hlobo is concerned with the topics of sexual identity, masculinity, and ethnicity. He often explores the subjects of same sex relations, birth and conception. Alternating between sculptures and mixed media paintings, Hlobo is consistent in his use of rubber inner tubing, silicone, thread, and ribbons.

Hlobo has been exhibited at Centre Pompidou, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, SCAD Museum of Art, Tate Modern, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the 19th Biennale of Sydney, the Liverpool Biennale, Tate Modern, and the Boston ICA, among others.

Modern and Contemporary African Art

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London