T293, Rome Acquired from the above by the present owner
London, Parasol Unit, Tschabalala Self, January - March 2017, n.p., no. 68, illustrated in colour
“I feel like everyone’s body signifies something culturally; people’s bodies and appearances are used as symbols and signifiers the same way that language or any other symbol can be used” (Ashton Cooper, ‘A Space to Dance: An Interview with Tschabalala Self’, Pelican Bomb, 14 March 2016, online).
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is brighter and more vibrant in the original.
This work is in very good condition. All collaged elements are stable and all loose threads are in keeping with the artist's working process. Extremely close inspection reveals some very faint and short tension cracks in intermittent places to the two vertical edges and some tiny spots of wear to the two extreme upper corner tips. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultra-violet light. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."