SAMUEL FOSSO | LA FEMME AMÉRICAINE LIBERÉE DES ANNÉES 70, TATI SERIES, 1997
LA FEMME AMÉRICAINE LIBERÉE DES ANNÉES 70, TATI SERIES, 1997
4 of an edition of 8
102 by 102cm., 40 by 40in.(image); 106.5 by 106.5cm., 42in by 42in.(sheet)
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Surface: There appear to be creases in the upper and lower right-hand corners of the sheet, due to previous framing. There are a couple of stains and rubbings in the center-left margin. On close inspection, there appear to be light handling marks and creases scattered across the work, both in the margins and image, visible in raking light. The work is undulated due to rolled storage.
Summary: This excepting the work is in very good condition and exhibits very strong tones and contrast.
Please note that this work is framed.
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Tickle & Stir Ltd, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Maria Francesca Bonetti & Guido Schlinkert, Samuel Fosso, 5 Continents editions, Milan, 2004, illustrated in colour p. 158-159 (another example)
Okwui Enwezor, Chika Okeke-Agulu, Contemporary African Art Since 1980, 2009, illustrated in colour p. 196 (another example)
Okwui Enwezor (ed.), Samuel Fosso: AUTOPORTRAIT, Steidl Verlag/The Walther Collection, New York, 2020 (another example)
Dusseldorf, Museum Kunst Palast, Africa Remix Contemporary Art of a Continent, 24 July-7 November 2004, illustrated in colour in the catalogue p. 76; London, Hayward Gallery, 10 February-17 April 2005; Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, 24 May-15 August 2005; Tokyo, Mori Art Museum May-August 2006 (another example)
Wien, Kunstforum Wien, The Cindy Sherman Effect, 29 January-21 June 2020 (another example)