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MELEKO MOKGOSI | Objects of Desire 2

40,000 - 60,000 USD
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  • Meleko Mokgosi
  • Objects of Desire 2
  • oil on canvas and paper mounted on board, in 6 parts
  • largest: 20 by 20 in. 50.8 by 50.8 cm.; smallest: 12 by 9 in. 30.5 by 22.9 cm.
  • installation dimensions variable
  • Executed in 2012-2016.


Courtesy the artist and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

Catalogue Note

"Mokgosi’s research for this body of work included looking into the Museum of Modern Art’s archives, specifically the exhibitions 'Primitivism' in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern (1984) and Objects of Desire: The Modern Still Life (1997)...Mokgosi approaches these two exhibitions through an examination of the contemporary African object in his own paintings with the aim of challenging the legacy of African art as a tool of the Modernists in developing their own methodologies." Honor Fraser Gallery