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Carol Allen-Storey

Nzigire, a Cross Border Chicken Trader Between the DR Congo and Rwanda, 2013

Sale of artworks to benefit the International Rescue Committee to help support families affected by the crisis in Ukraine

Carol Allen-Storey

Carol Allen-Storey

Nzigire, a Cross Border Chicken Trader Between the DR Congo and Rwanda, 2013

Nzigire, a Cross Border Chicken Trader Between the DR Congo and Rwanda, 2013

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Sale of artwork to benefit the International Rescue Committee to help support families affected by the crisis in Ukraine

Carol Allen-Storey

Nzigire, a Cross Border Chicken Trader Between the DR Congo and Rwanda


chromogenic print, framed; accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity. No. 1 in an edition of 3.

image: 38.7 by 58.4 cm. 15¼ by 23 in.

framed: 56.5 by 76.1 cm. 22¼ by 30 in.

Executed in 2013.

Colour:

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Condition:

While unexamined outside its frame, this work is in generally excellent condition.


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Directly from the artist

Nzigire, a windowed 28 year old, mother of 5 children is a cross border chicken trader between the DR Congo and Rwanda. Every 30 minutes she rotates the chickens in her sack so that they don't suffocate. On average she sells 10 chickens a day with a profit of about 5 dollars. The photograph was taken at the Rusizi Border, Bukavu, DR Congo on 25 May 2013, and it is from an essay entitled 'CROSSING, the Journey to Peace', offering a compelling glimpse into the lives of cross-border traders in eastern Democratic Republic.


With special thanks to Spectrum printers and Daniel Gibson framers


*The Consignor is donating 100% of the hammer price from the sale of this and other designated artworks, to be sold during Sotheby’s Contemporary Discoveries online sale held from May 13-19, 2022, to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a not-for-profit humanitarian aid organization that is helping to support families affected by the crisis in Ukraine. In addition, in relation to these designated artworks, Sotheby’s will donate 1) 100% of its Overhead Premium to IRC, and 2a) where the artwork is consigned by Ukrainian artist(s), 100% of its Buyer's Premium to such artist(s), and 2b) for all other artworks, its Buyers Premium, after deducting expenses, to IRC. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible. For more information about the IRC, visit www.rescue.org