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ARTISTS FOR THE HAMMER MUSEUM

Meleko Mokgosi
OBJECTS OF DESIRE 2
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
413

ARTISTS FOR THE HAMMER MUSEUM

Meleko Mokgosi
OBJECTS OF DESIRE 2
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Meleko Mokgosi
B. 1981
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. 
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Provenance

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

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York